Shirley J. Macabee

FORD RIVER – Shirley J. Macabee, 79, Ford River, passed away on July 10, 2014, at Christian Park Health Care Center.

She was born in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Clarence and Gertrude (Segel) Tessmer on Jan. 4, 1935.

Shirley attended school in Chicago. After her schooling, Shirley was employed as a nanny for two families for many years.

On Nov. 1, 1952, Shirley married Robert Macabee in Cicero, Ill. They moved to Hinsdale, Ill., and have resided in the Escanaba area for the past 34 years.

Shirley enjoyed crafting, cooking, baking, and her flowers.

She was a Foster Grandparent and had recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; brother, Fred (Nancy) Tessmer of Athelstine, Wis.; two sisters, Roberta (Robert Beaudry) Nipp of Kinross, Mich., and Nancy Kornita of Marinette, Wis.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon on the second floor of the Willow Creek Professional Building, 3500 Ludington St., Escanaba.

In lieu of flower, donations may be made to the family of Shirley J. Macabee.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Macabee family.