Shirley Killarney

Obituary of Shirley Killarney

Shirley Killarney, 93, of Niles, passed away at her residence, with her husband by her side on Monday, March 12, 2018.

She was born on May 31, 1924, in Niles to the late Carl and Lena (Doehrer) Evick.  On June 21, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Niles she married Howard Killarney. 

Shirley belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed needlework, crocheting, quilting, canning, cooking and baking, reading, crossword puzzles, and most of all spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; great-grandson, Timothy Oates; brothers, Melvin and Clayton Evick; sister-in-law, Kathy Evick; niece, Sharon Evick; in-laws, Carney and Marie Long and Vincent Killarney.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Howard B. Killarney of Niles; her children, Susan (Richard) Oates, Patricia (Ronald) Hatcher, Michael (Beverly) Killarney, and Rebecca Killarney; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; brother, Richard (Helen) Evick; sister-in-law, Margaret Evick.

Funeral service will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Friday, March 16, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., with a time of visitation one hour prior. Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank Visiting Angels and Heartland Hospice for their care of Shirley.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to Salvation Army of Niles or Heartland Hospice of Kalamazoo.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, Niles.