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Obituary for Shirley H. Stoneburner


Shirley Hazel Stoneburner, age 88 of Delton, passed away at her home on April 25, 2020. Shirley was born on January 7, 1932 at her family home in Orangeville Township to James and Emma (Hughes) Nevins. After graduating from Delton-Kellogg High School in 1949, Shirley attended Western Michigan University for two years. She worked at Sutherland Paper Mill on the production line for seven years where she met her husband, James Stoneburner. On May 18, 1957 in Kalamazoo, Shirley and James were wed and together they shared sixty-two wonderful years before his passing on August 9, 2019. Shirley enjoyed helping out with chores around the farm, canning and freezing their garden vegetables, cooking, reading, watching University of Michigan football games, and indulging in their favorite ice cream. She truly had a servant’s heart and was very selfless. Shirley loved to take care of others especially her family and friends, and enjoyed spending as much time with them as she could. Shirley was a true prayer warrior and loved the Lord. She was a longtime active member of Hickory Corners Bible Church. Shirley is survived by her children, James (Kristy) Stoneburner, Teresa (Don) Cichy, Jodi (Mark) Visser, Michele (Ken) Hicks, Alyssa (Beto) Arias; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren with one on the way; and many nieces and nephews. Shirley was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Hugh James (Lucille) Nevins; and sister, Ruth Eva (Max) Anable. Private burial will take place at Cedar Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or Hickory Corners Bible Church will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Shirley’s family.