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Shirley Powell Skirvin

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sept. 27, 1922 - Sept. 27, 2008

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. -- Shirley Powell Skirvin of Battle Creek, Mich., died (Sept. 27, 2008) at Calhoun County Medical Care Facility.

She was born in Indianola on Sept. 27, 1922, to Francis and Dorothy Collins Powell.

She worked at Calhoun Federal Bank and Security National Bank and later for Federal Home Life Insurance Company. She retired in 1984, as a claims examiner after 15 years of service.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Glenn Crawmer and Ross Skirvin; son, Gary Crawmer; and brother, Roger Powell.

Survivors include her son, John Crawmer and wife, Sue of Panora, Iowa; daughter, Sharon Mead and husband, Chuck of Union City, Mich.; brother, Richard Powell and wife, Margaret of McCook; sister, Barbara Wilson and husband, Ed of Battle Creek, Mich.; six grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.

A memorial service to celebrate her life was Sept. 30, 2008, at Farley-Estes and Dowdle Funeral Home in Battle Creek. Inurnment will be at a later date in Cedar Grove Cemetery at Indianola.