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Shirley Doxey

Shirley passed away, Friday, April 19, 2024, at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. 

She was born October 8, 1939, in Hillsdale, the daughter of Hazel and Paul Moon. Shirley was a skilled seamstress who worked alongside her mother doing alterations for Judd Knappers. She also dedicated her time to driving a school bus, she was the Otsego Township Treasurer for many years and later owned and operated Quality Products with her husband and sons until her retirement in 2018. 

Throughout her life, Shirley cultivated various interests and hobbies that brought her joy. She found pleasure in bowling and traveling with Jayco, exploring different parts of the world. She took great delight in watching her sons and grandsons race stock cars, although it was no secret that driving wasn't her forte - a fact many humorously acknowledged by avoiding being passengers when she was behind the wheel. Additionally, Shirley generously shared the sewing skills she acquired from her mother by serving as a sewing leader for the Star 4-H club. On August 1, 1955, she married Paul Doxey who passed away in 2015. 

Shirley will be dearly missed by her surviving family and friends, including her children, Dorian (Ruth Beldon) Doxey, Debbie (John) Vist, and Michael (Dion) Doxey; grandchildren, Lisa Shelton, Ryan (Kari) Vist, Pete (Mary) Doxey, Dillon (Brittany) Doxey, Jake (Taylor) Doxey, Jonathan (Liz) Beldon, Caitlyn Bosanic and Joshua Bosanic, along with 18 great-grandchildren; her step-sister, Norma Cox; sisters-in-law, Joan Doxey and Marian Doxey; brother-in-law, Phil Groth and many nieces and nephews. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son Donald and half-sister, Jane Groth. 

Friends may visit with Shirley's family from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego, where a funeral service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, April 24, 2024, with celebrant MaryAnn DeVries officiating. 

Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to Centrica Care Navigators.

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