Shirley Ann Reed, 74, of Marshall, MI passed away on April 11, 2021 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI. Shirley was born on May 14, 1946 in Albion, MI to parents Amel Kabel and Maude Armstrong Kabel.
She worked at Marshall Fabricators, where she met her husband, Ronald. She later worked at Rockwell International for nine years, before retiring from Oaklawn Hospital after five years of service. She also spent many years at home as a foster parent. Shirley enjoyed spending time gardening and bird watching. She especially enjoyed watching the Cardinals in her yard as she sat on the back porch with her coffee in the morning and iced tea in the afternoon.
Shirley was united in marriage with Ronald L. Reed on September 16, 1967; he survives her. Left to cherish her memory are their daughter, Wendi (Randy) Graham; grandchildren, Bailey Graham and Chance Graham; and brother, Ronald "Ronnie" Kabel. She was preceded in death by parents, Amel and Maude Kabel; daughter, Rhonda Reed and foster daughter, Theresa Tear.
Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 20, 2021 at the funeral home, with Rev. James Codde officiating. Interment will follow the service in Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be given to Erin's Angels Rescue, 498 Ridge Rd, Quincy, MI 49082 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215,
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