Shirley J. (Dwyer) King

March 30, 1932 ~ August 18, 2019 (age 87)


Shirley Jean King, 87, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Twin Rivers Care Center in Defiance.   
She was born on March 30, 1932 to Harry and Naomi (Heinz) Dwyer in Midland, Michigan. Shirley worked as an Insurance Agent. She enjoyed playing cards, gambling, and shopping. 
Shirley will be sadly missed by her two daughters; Debra (Webster Jr.) Hampton of Defiance, and Michele Powell of Suttons Bay, MI, grandson, Matthew (Kacey) Hampton of Defiance, granddaughter, Ashleigh Powell of Suttons Bay, MI, great-granddaughters, Piper and Prynn Hampton of Defiance, and two brothers, Larry (Marlene) Dwyer of Saginaw, MI, and Harry (Mary) Dwyer of North Carolina. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Janet Doyle, Judy Leonard, Deloris Copasi, Betty Arn, Sally Kuhlman, and Joane Dwyer, her  brother Donald Dwyer, a brother and sister in infancy, and grandchildren, Stacy Hampton and Daniel Hampton.
Honoring Shirley's request there will be no visitation or services at this time. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff members of Great Lakes Hospice and Twin Rivers for their loving and compassionate care.

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