Shirley Ann Shusta, age 77 of Blissfield, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at ProMedica Bixby Hospital surrounded by her family.
She was born July 17, 1936, in Detroit to Med and Rose (Nault) Isabell. Shirley was a 1954 graduate of Pershing High School. On May 2, 1959, in Detroit she married Bernard Shusta.
She was the apartment manager for six years at Riverview Terrace Apartments, retiring in 2004. She was a member of Light of Christ Parish and very involved in church activities, including the K of C Auxiliary. Shirley was an active member and five-year leader of TOPS 1053 and a 33-year member of Al-Anon. Her family would tell you she perfected the ultimate cheesecake recipe. Shirley will be remembered for her beautiful soul, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
In addition to her husband, Bernard, Shirley is survived by four daughters, Roseanne (Tom) Finley of Yorktown, Va., Suzanne (Greg) Woods of Camarillo, Calif., Carolyn Shusta of Denmark, Wisc., and Rebecca Shusta of Blissfield; one son, David (Eileen) Shusta of Athens, Ohio; one sister Joan Colovos of Sebring, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Marie, Theresa, Vicky, Meghan, Kimberly, Kayla, Bradley, Daniel, Katy and Anna; four great grandchildren, Cate, Tyler, Brooke and “Nugget”; who is due any time. She was preceded in death by her parents and two siblings.
Funeral Liturgy for Shirley was Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Light of Christ Catholic Parish (St. Peter the Apostle) with Fr. Jack Loughran as celebrant. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.