Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 19, 2013

Shirley J. Denham

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — NORTHPORT — Shirley Justine (Goebel) Denham of Northport was called home to heaven on May 14, 2013 at age 88, surrounded by her loving family.

She was the Christian, loving and faithful wife of William A. Denham for 65 years. She devoted most of her life to raising a Christian family, consisting of three sons and one daughter; William A. (Mary) Denham III of Springfield, Ill., Christopher R. (Deborah) Denham of Murray, Ky., the late Charles T. (Lisa) Denham of Traverse City, and Kimberley S. (Mark) Krueger of Lake Orion, Mich. Through the years God blessed her with eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and long remembered for her selfless love of her Lord, her family, and her friends.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Leland, with visitation two hours prior. Burial will be at 3 p.m., at the Leelanau Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church, c/o Organ Fund, PO Box 436, Leland, MI, 49654 and/or Hospice of Michigan, c/o Traverse City, 112 Chisholm St, Alpena, MI, 49707-2446.

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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.