Obituary: Shirley Shoup, 83, Ludington

May 14, 2020

Shirley Shoup

Obituary: Shirley Shoup, 83, Ludington

Shirley Jean Shoup, age 83, of Ludington passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family.

Shirley was born May 16, 1936 in Zeeland, Mich. to the late John and Matilda (VanVoorst) Volkers.

She was a lifelong resident of the Ludington area, where the history and stories became her passion.

She married Donald Shoup on November 7, 1959 in Scottville. Together they founded Alpine Motel, followed by “Alpine Cabins Inc”. She was a member of Bachelor Church.

She worked at Star Watchcase back in the day,  the Lake Michigan Car Ferry as a reservation operator/ dispatch, as well as Ben Franklin. She enjoyed bowling leagues in Scottville, her ceramic shop in Walhalla, her heartfelt crafts she enjoyed making for many, and time at the beach.

Shirley is survived by her son, Michael Shoup; her daughter, Donna (Jeff) Day; her brother, Harrie Volkers; her sister-in-law, Cathy Rummer, Deb (Floyd) Kaminski; her brothers-in-law,

Dave (Ellen) Shoup, Brian (Deb) Shoup; her grandchildren, Ashley Shoup, Jenna (Scott) Everts, Heather (Nick) Bullock, Cody (Meg) Day; three great-grandchildren, Wayd, Lillian, and Callen. Many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald.

Cremation has taken place, with a Celebration of Life at a later date.

On Saturday, May 16, we invite you to celebrate Shirley’s birthday and life by watching the sunset at Sterns Park.  The family will be there from 7 p.m. until dark.  Please comply with social distancing by offering a smile and wave to the family from your vehicle.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Hospice of Michigan, any Mason County senior center crafting fund, or the charity of your choice.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Hospice of Michigan, and Elder Care and Transport of West Michigan for their loving care and compassion.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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