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Shirley A. Steinbacher

Battle Creek

It is with great sadness that the family of Shirley A. (O'Reilly) Steinbacher, age 87, announces the passing of our dear mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Shirley passed away quietly and peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

She was born February 6, 1926 to her parents Basil E. O'Reilly and Margaret (Thiel) O'Reilly. Her parents preceded her in death.

Shirley had been an office stenographer for the Oliver Corporation for 20 years, retiring in 1962. She had worked after retirement at the Frosty Boy and as a clerk at the Beadle Lake Grocery Store.

Shirley married Robert C. "Bob" Steinbacher on August 14, 1953; he preceded her in death on April 5, 2003.

She is survived by daughter: Julie L. Steinbacher of Kalamazoo, MI; her son & his wife: Paul & Judy Steinbacher of Schoolcraft, MI; her grandson: Stephen  Steinbacher of Battle Creek, MI; three sisters: Kathleen "Kitty"  Ludwa of Battle Creek, MI, Patricia "Pat"  O'Reilly of Battle Creek, MI; , Mary Lou  Penney of Georgia; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was born and raised in Battle Creek and had been a lifelong involved resident. She graduated with "top honors like her sister Kitty" from St. Philip Catholic High School in 1943. She has been an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

She had been on several bowling leagues: commercial at Nottke's Bowl for 45 years and 20th Century Realty at Sharkey's for five years. She has enjoyed spending time bowling, shopping, visiting with family, having breakfast after many Sunday Mass services with her sisters and was an avid Detroit Tigers and Pistons fan.

Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 after 4:00 PM where the family will be present from 4:00 until 7:30 PM. The Rosary will be recited in the funeral home chapel Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM with Sister Cyrilla presiding. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, 61 North 23rd Street at 10:00 AM with the Very Reverend Father Mark Vyverman officiating. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek. Memorial tributes may be made to: Saint Joseph Catholic Church or Humane Society of South Central Michigan. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 Please leave a message of comfort or a remembrance on Shirley's web page at www.bachmanhebble.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on July 7, 2013
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