Shirley Ann Deater, age 80 of Grand Haven, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 17, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born on August 8, 1939 in Midland, MI to the late John and Verna Mae (Rodgers) Haywood. Shirley married Frank Deater on April 1, 1976 in Grant, MI. He preceded her in death on October 15, 2008.
Shirley worked for Magna Donnelly Corp. for 21 years and retired in 2003. She enjoyed reading a good book, shopping, knitting and crocheting, traveling, and going to the casino with friends.
Shirley will be missed by her daughters, Jan (Steve) Akey of Zeeland, MI and Darci Woonacott of Spring Lake, MI; sons, Robert (Jody) Woonacott and James Woonacott all of Grand Haven; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and close friend, Sally Dick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; sister, Jackie Vanorder; brother, Kelly Haywood; step-children, Leann, Steve, and Vance Deater; granddaughter, Megan Woonacott; and great-grandson, Brenden Noble.
A Graveside Service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Deepdale Memorial Gardens in Lansing, MI with Pastor Christopher Bigg officiating. A Memorial Service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at Pinewood Place with Pastor Kelvin Miller officiating. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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American Cancer Society-Michigan
129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503