Shirley B. Michael

Shirley B. (Hagenbuch) Michael, 98, of Hughesville, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017, at Susquehanna Health Systems Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Muncy.

Born March 26, 1919, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Mary (Shaw) Hagenbuch. She was married for 43 years to Robert C. Michael who preceded her in death on June 7, 1988.

Shirley was a 1937 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and enjoyed attending their alumni events. She was blessed to attend her 75th Class Reunion in June 2012. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hughesville. Earlier in life she worked for two retail stores in Hughesville and was a Fuller Brush sales agent for over 25 years. She enjoyed knitting and reading. She was an avid card player and shared her love of game playing with each of her children and grandchildren. She was a member of several card clubs in the Muncy/Hughesville area and played regularly in one of them for over 50 years. For many years she was a member of the Hughesville Garden Club and Business & Professional Women, serving in officer capacities of both.

Surviving are a son, Larry L. (Ginni) Michael, of Hughesville; a daughter, Patricia M. (Skip) Capone, of Weaverville, N.C.; four grandchildren, Matthew Martin, Seth Martin, Colby Martin, and Kristen Avery; and four great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Evelyn Martin, and Cooper and Colton Avery.

Friends and family are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St., Hughesville. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Cinda Brucker officiating. Burial will follow in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests contributions be made in Shirley’s memory to the Susquehanna Health Foundation SN&RC (Willows Unit), 1001 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, PA 17701.

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