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Shirley Yvonne (Hegan) Schelfo

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September 04, 2013
My mom Shirley was a loving, devoted daughter, wife, Mom & Nanie. I feel she was a Godmother to our entire family as we tried to follow by example. Shirley was as an angel keeping us as close to God as we could ever be.

We never felt so safe and loved as when warmed by her joyous smile & comforting embrace. Shirley's actions & words were full of enthusiasm, kindness, and support.

Shirley was inspiring-shining as a ray of sunshine on us through all adversity, still giving of herself to others selflessly, never expecting anything in return, all while accomplishing amazing results as a business woman & accountant. Her expertise and personality helped save so many clients & touched them so specially by leaving them feeling secure and that they found a new friend.

I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend time with my mom as a friend over the last 3 years - carrying with me special memories of laughing & fun together and her uplifting spirit as she fought Follicular non-Hodgkin Lymphoma with strength & faith, never skipping a beat in her business or life's responsibilities. I am glad, though it wasn't as enjoyable as her retirement dream, that she finally had a few months at her beloved Florida home.

I LOVE YOU MOM!! YOU ARE THE MOST IMPRESSIVE AND LOVING PERSON OF MY WHOLE LIFE!! WE WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU CLOSE IN OUR HEARTS!!

I would love to see a Shirley Schelfo memorial bench placed somewhere in Crown Point within view of St. Mary's Church. Any assistance in making that a reality would be greatly appreciated.
September 04, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. I was a friend of Shirley's through her college years. We spent many hours in classes and studying for exams. I remember her smile and laugh the most. She always stayed positive and encouraged others to do the same. I have thought of her so often over the years. I am so grateful she touched my life. I hope to see you one day again in heaven my friend. May your family know how much you were loved and how much you will be missed.

Erika Sumichrast, formerly of Crown Point but now in Henderson, NV
August 22, 2013
Dear Family of Shirley,
I am so, so sorry for your loss of such a dear lady.

I met Shirley for the first time back in the 90's when my own dear mother became ill and could no longer drive. When I first met Shirley I liked her immediately, she had a lovely smile and a sincerely warm presence. She was so incredibly kind and understanding with my Mom.

Soon after my Mom passed, may God bless her, my Dad became very ill and it was then time for me to take care of him too. My parents had a farm and Mom always kept very good records. She was always going to show me how she did everything but sadly, we ran out of time. It was then that Shirley really came through for me, with great patience too, I might add! She assisted me in getting all of the necessary paperwork, receipts, etc. that she would need for me to bring to the many appointments that I would come to see her for years to follow.

During this very same time she was also taking care of her mother in her home. We spent many hours in person as well as on the phone talking about all of the challenges that we each faced as caregivers while taking care of our loved ones. Only someone who has done this kind of 'labor of love' could possibly understand how incredibly hard and at the same time, how rewarding it can be.

I respected Shirley as an extremely knowledgeable and professional woman. I respected her even more for the way that she loved her family.

I am sure that you will all miss her very much but something tells me that she will be watching out for you all as she loved you with one of the biggest hearts that could ever be~

My prayers go out to you all~

Suzie Austgen-Scheidt
August 21, 2013
Many years ago I worked with Shirley in an accountant's office in Crown Point and we kept in touch with one another down through the years. She also prepared some income tax forms for my husband and me after we no longer worked there. She was such a sweet wonderful friend. To her family I extend my sympathy in the loss of such a dear friend.
August 21, 2013
So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a very nice lady & will be missed by many.
Shirley & David Eich & family

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