Shirley R. Martin, 65, of Tecumseh, formerly of Dixboro,  went home to be with the Lord April 19, 2008.  Shirley was born December 16, 1942 in Superior Township, MI the daughter of George and Laura (Gale) Staeb.    

She was a graduate of Ann Arbor High School and attended the Guy Cari Beauty College. Shirley worked  28 years as the head cashier for the Ann Arbor Public Schools.  Her family was the center of her life.   As her children were growing up, she was a den mother,  dedicated to her daughter's 4-H and attended all their sporting events. She also loved being involved in her grandchildren's lives.   Some of her loves were golfing, cooking for her family, working in her yard and traveling, especially to Hawaii.    She was a member of the Tecumseh Free Will Baptist Church and the Dixboro Methodist Church.

Shirley is survived by her children, Christine (Roger) Anderson of Adrian and Kenneth Martin and his fiancé Kari Andrewes of Canton; sister, Clara (David) Moening of Oscoda; grandchildren, Dale and Travis Anderson and Dominick Martin; her former husband, Larry K. Martin and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh with Pastor Gene Hurley officiating.
Condolences to the family may be made at

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