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Mary Shawl of Midland, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at age 91.  She was born on May 10, 1929 in Maple Grove, to the late Henry and Anna (Quaderer) Keeler.  On August 18, 1962 she married Albert Shawl at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. 

Mary worked at Sunshine Biscuit and Lufkin Rule in Saginaw before retiring from Sears in 1991 after 20 years of service.   Mary enjoyed traveling and camping with her husband Albert.  She had a great appreciation of music and dabbled in many different forms of arts and crafts throughout her life.  Most cherished by Mary was her Catholic faith and family.  She was a devoted catholic, attending SS Charles and Helena Church in Clio, Michigan for many years and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Midland, Michigan for the last 18 years.

 Mary is survived by her husband Albert, her daughter, Janice Shawl and son-in-law Attila Relenyi, her sisters Theresa “Sue” McCarty and Ann (James) Sleno.  Mary was preceded in death by her siblings; Sister Ann Henry Keeler, O.P., Joseph (Helen) Keeler, Katherine (Ted) Marek, Louise (Edward) Byrne, Henry Keeler, and Herbert (Phyllis) Keeler; brothers and sisters-in-law; Robert “Bill” McCarty, Emerson Shawl, Rosemary (Frank) Hackett, Jane (Duane) Webster, and Richard “Dick” (Ruth) Shawl.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers those considering an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Grace Hospice, 1484 Straits Dr., Ste.2, Bay City, MI  48706.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Shawl family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.




Condolence Messages

  1. Betsy Evans

    08 March 2021 5 months ago

    Janice, I was sorry to hear if your mother’s passing. She sounds like she was a vibrant, active & interesting lady. My mom passed away 6 1/2 years ago. We still miss her. I hope you have been safe & well this past year.
    Thinking of you during this time,

    Betsy Evans, OTR/L

  2. Sharla Paolucci

    08 March 2021 5 months ago

    Dear Janice, so very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
    Know that many people care about you and are holding you in their heart during this difficult time .

  3. Judy Morin

    05 March 2021 5 months ago

    Dear Janice, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She must have been a fantastic woman to have raised such a wonderful daughter. Hope you find solace in your family and memories.

  4. Mary Beth (Schlager) Hardaker

    04 March 2021 5 months ago

    Janice, I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I clearly remember when I met you and your mom! Your mom was holding your hand in front of your house on Warrington. I was on the other side of the street. I wanted to cross the street, but being maybe 3 yrs. my mom said, ” another time.” Eventually our moms met and our adventures on Warrington Dr. began! You were my first friend. Your mom always welcomed me to play!

  5. Wendy (Iberle) Ashley

    03 March 2021 5 months ago

    Janice, so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I remember the good times we had on Warrington Drive in Flint. Our prayers to you and your dad. May she rest in peace.

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