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Shirley Mae Blossom

September 24, 1931 December 14, 2018
Shirley Mae Blossom
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Obituary for Shirley Mae Blossom

Shirley Mae Blossom

Age 87 of Owosso passed away Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home.

Funeral Services will be held 6:00 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at Nelson-House Funeral Home, Owosso Chapel. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of service.

Shirley was born September 24, 1931 in Morley, the daughter of Lyle and Mae (Howard) Blossom.

She graduated from Royal Oak High School then continued her education and earned her Associates Degree.

Shirley married James Finley on June 7, 1950 in Royal Oak, Michigan; he predeceased her on March 27, 1984.

Shirley married at the age of 18 in 1950. She had two boys and one girl. She lost her son when he was a baby, but she prevailed through life as any mother would. Shirley lost her daughter unexpectedly again but Shirley prevailed again with what little she had left. She raised her children on her own, with little to no money. She loved to travel, read books, do puzzles, cook, bake, entertain and watch golf, especially Tiger Woods, he was Shirley's favorite. She loved to laugh and make jokes.
A big part of her life was the relationship she had with her mom. Mae was diagnosed with dementia and Shirley took care of her for years. After her mother passed she took over the rental property that was given to her from her mother and maintained it by herself. Shirley was very independent at the age of 87, she still drove herself to get her hair done and did her own shopping. Shirley was a very fancy lady and always looked beautiful. She had so much love for her son Rick. He was the only child that she had left, they spoke everyday on the phone, shared so many stories and the holidays were always her favorite time to spend with her family.

Shirley is survived by her son Rick Finley (Michelle Tottingham); grandchildren Kirsten (Sam) Blazo, Chris (Kacey) Finley, April (Shannon) Spangler, Mia Finley and Erika Finley; great-grandchildren Emmett Blazo, Landon Finley, Owen Finley, Kyle Spangler, Tyler Spangler, Madison Spangler and Oliver Spangler; sisters Carol (Gary) Kupsoff and Kay (George) Melzow; several nieces and nephews and many other loving friends and family.

She was predeceased by her son Ricky Lyle Finley; daughter Cynthia Kay Finley; her parents; husbands James Finley; Henry Tucker and Eugene Rydahl.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Dec

4:00 PM 12/19/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/19/2018 6:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

19

Dec

6:00 PM 12/19/2018 6:00:00 PM
Owosso Chapel

120 E. Mason Street
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Chapel
120 E. Mason Street Owosso 48867 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

Owosso
Owosso, MI 48867

Owosso Owosso 48867 MI
United States
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