Shirley J. McCoy

August 9, 2013

Shirley J. McCoy, age 86 of Farwell, passed away Friday, August 2, 2013 at the MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland.  Shirley was born the daughter of Floyd and Clara (Dent) Snyder on June 1, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant.  She was united in marriage to E.J. “Jay” McCoy on November 6, 1929 with him predeceasing her on July 21, 2003.  Shirley had retired from Alma Public Schools in 1982 where she had worked as the Elementary School Secretary for Republic Elementary School and Hillcrest Elementary School.  She and Jay had moved to Farwell from Alma in 1997.  Shirley was an avid collector of owls and enjoyed watching NASCAR and working in her yard. 

Her grandchildren and great grandchild were her life.

Shirley is survived by her daughter Sharon (Bob) Schafer of Lake; her sister Mary Nartker of Cadillac; two grandchildren Matt (Sara) Schafer of Farwell and Elizabeth (Fiancé Ryan Gravilla) Schafer of Clermont, Florida and a great granddaughter Kaitlin Jayde Schafer of Farwell.  Shirley was predeceased by a sister Ruth, a brother Jack and her parents.

Graveside Memorial Services will be held in Surrey Twp. Cemetery on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.  with Pastor Steve Evans officiating.   Arrangements were handled by the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.  Please consider leaving the family an on-line condolence at

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