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.