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Shirley Swaney

Obituary for Shirley Swaney

June 24, 1931 - June 28, 2017
Macatawa, Michigan | Age 86


Shirley Anne Swaney, age 86, passed away Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at her beloved cottage "Morning Glory" at Macatawa, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marian and Russel Swaney, former husbands Gar Meadowcroft and Gene Eyler, brother Rusty Swaney and nephew Billy Swaney.

Shirley is survived by her children; Scott (Gail) Meadowcroft, Greg (Marlene) Meadowcroft and Julie (Charlie) Harrett; grandchildren, Colin Meadowcroft, Sydney Meadowcroft, Robin (Kyle)MacKillop, Sophie Meadowcroft, Porter Harrett and Coye Harrett; sister-in-law Jean Swaney and siblings Sandy (Cort) Lecklider, Bill (Nancy) Swaney and Dick (Terry) Swaney; along with numerous nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Shirley earned a BA in Education from Michigan State University and had a degree in Holistic Health from Western Michigan University. She was always active in many outdoor sports along with teaching aerobics, fitness and Tai Chi. Since Shirley's diagnosis of ovarian cancer ten years ago, she continued her life style of walking, bike riding, knitting and teaching Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi-Gong. Her grit and grace were an inspiration to her family and friends. Her presence will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave. in Holland on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 12 noon. Following the service family and friends will gather for a lunch reception in the church undercroft. Memorial contributions may be given in Shirley's honor to Hospice of Holland, 270 Hoover Blvd., Holland, MI 49423-3719.

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Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
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