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Shirley Ruth Schrader

November 12, 1926 February 20, 2021
Shirley  Ruth Schrader
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Obituary for Shirley Ruth Schrader

Shirley Ruth Schrader, 94, passed away peacefully on Saturday February 20, 2021, with her family by her side, in Milford, MI. Shirley rejoins her loved ones in Heaven, including her loving husband Arthur Schrader of almost 50 years, and daughter Lori Schrader-Thompson. Art and Shirley enjoyed many trips to Clearwater Beach Florida in the winter, having family over for swimming and cook outs in the summer at their home in Farmington, and Saturday night pizza.


Shirley was a loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother and so much more. She was born on November 12, 1926 to Stephen and Olive Ellsworth in Detroit MI.

She was a long time member of Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church Brighton, Mi and enjoyed folding bulletins on Fridays, Solo Flight and many years as a Prime Timer.

Shirley was a strong woman of faith and found joy in reading the Bible and encouraging her family and others in their faith. She would distribute Our Daily Bread booklets to her neighbors in her Senior Apartment building every month. Shirley was always concerned about her friends and neighbors, making sure they were doing well.

She loved doing many types of crafts, including ceramics and card making. She also enjoyed decorating her home and rearranging her furniture as often as she could, even while using her walker. Her creative talents were felt in everything she did.

Shirley most enjoyed all the family get togethers with laughter, joy and spending precious time with each family member as often as she could. She also loved getting together for the annual Ellsworth Christmas Luncheon in honor of her mother Olive Ellsworth.

Devoted wife of the late Arthur for almost 50 years. Loving mother of Kenneth Schrader (Dawn), Barbara Schultz (Gary), David Schrader (Susan), and Leslie Benedict (Paul), and the late Lori Thompson(Gary). Proud grandmother of Kenneth Schrader (Rachel), Jami Riegel (Jim), Greg Schultz (Melissa), Fawne Schrader (Mike), Jeffrey Schultz (Lauren), Christopher Benedict (Heather), Melissa Aleardi (Alex ), Matthew Benedict, and Danielle Garza (John). She was also the caring great-grandmother of nine. Dear sister of Barbara Tappen (late Robert), Joan Allen (late Frank), and late brother Warren Ellsworth. Also a dear aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be celebrated at Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church 9455 Hilton Rd., Brighton, MI 48114 810-227-9411

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in her memory to Samaritan’s Purse, 800-262-1980.

Previous Events

Service

Friday

26

Feb

11:00 AM 2/26/2021 11:00:00 AM
Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church

9455 Hilton Road
Brighton, MI 48114

Visitation begins at the church at 10:00 AM

Cornerstone Evangelical Presbyterian Church
9455 Hilton Road Brighton 48114 MI
United States
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