Shirley M. Schaible

Age 90, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 with family by her side. She was born in Oak Lawn, IL on May 24, 1921, one of three daughters and a son of Harry Martin and Mary Kasik.

Shirley was a proud Veteran of WWII, serving in the Pacific Theater, New Guinea and the Philippines as a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943-1945. Her area of service was in special intelligence where she achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Her many decorations include: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 Bronze Stars; Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star; and 2 Army Overseas Service Bars. She was a member and a national officer for many years of the Women’s Overseas Service League. Shirley had a great passion for genealogy and was a proud member as well as a national officer of the Daughters of the American Colonists, serving many terms. She loved to travel, but her greatest comfort was her home and gardens.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, George C. Marvin (1984) and Dr. Philip J. Schaible (1971). She is survived by her five children, David E.S. (Mary Anne) Marvin of East Lansing, Paul C.S. Marvin of White Lake, Diane (Gary) Bash of Montrose, Colorado, Janet (Eddie) Hrostowski of Stanwood, and Betty (Patrick) McNerney of Holt; 7 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and sister, Helen Highland of Worth, IL.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 7th and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday.

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Tim Banfield
April 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

I will miss most our Spring chats…you were always more than a client…many discussions relating to our military service, appreciation of landscaping and love of fresh vege’s from the garden, we bacame friends…I will cherish those memories but will miss you “Army”!

Jessie and Rick Lazeroff
April 2, 2012 at 4:53 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Aunt Shirley’s passing. It was a joy that we were reunited with her and our cousins. She took great care of our grandmother, Mabel, throughout her life. I enjoyed spending time with her at John’s wedding. We tried to fill in all of the gaps in our lives. I always enjoyed her long Christmas letter; she sent me letters thanking me for her birthday and Mother’s Day cards filled with family news. I will miss those.

I know my mother was overjoyed to be in contact with Aunt Shirley.

No matter how old or sick a person is, when you lose your mother, the loss is devastating.

Our sincere sympathy to all our cousins and spouses in her passing. Our hearts are with you.

Jessie Marvin Lazeroff and Rick Lazeroff

Mary Marvin
April 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm

It is never easy losing our mothers! I will always be grateful to her for her efforts in reuniting our family and helping us with some needed healing! My heart and prayers are with her and the entire family. Sending you all love and light, wishing you strength during this very difficult time.

Georgi and Bob Mathews
April 3, 2012 at 9:12 am

No one can replace a mom! We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley’s passing and are with you in love and spirit at this difficult time. We will always remember how she brought my mother together with Grandma Mabel and though we never met, I will cherish the many letters we shared over the years.
Our sincere sympathy and may you be filled with wonderful memories of your mom. May you find peace and comfort in the love of family and friends who surround you.


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