Shirley passed away peacefully on January 14, 2023 at the Wings Home in Allegan surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born August 3, 1933 in Pine Grove Township to Charles and Hazel (McKee) Pickard. In November of 1950 she married Carl Brainard, who preceded her in death, they celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Shirley worked for over 30 years at Parker Brass in Otsego until her retirement. In her leisure time she loved camping, gardening and spending time with her friends. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to all.
Surviving are her son Harry (Cindi) Brainard of Otsego; daughters Patricia (Robert) Shaefer of Golden Valley, AZ, Carlene White of Plainwell and stepdaughter Judy Matthews of Otsego; grandchildren, Jason Brainard, Jennifer (Adam) Reece, James White, Jeff (Melisa) Matthews, Tom (Jerrie) Matthews and many great grandchildren.
She was united with Lucian Marks on May 2020 who passed away in 2022. Surviving are his children Pamela (Donald) DeVisser of Kona, Hawaii and son Rex (Leslie) Marks of McKinney, Texas.
Cremation has taken place.
Burial of ashes will take place at a later time at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.
Contributions in memory of Shirley may be made to Wings Home, c/o Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.