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Ms. Shirley Lou Bruce
  • May 15, 1926 - August 9, 2013
  • Charlotte, Michigan

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Shirley Lou (Mate) Bruce, 87, of Charlotte, MI died Friday, August 9, 2013. Mrs. Bruce was born May 15, 1926 in Charlotte, the daughter of Theron and Beulah (Huntoon) Mate. She is survived by her daughter, Julie Shaver of Charlotte; grandchildren; Kristen Parker of Eaton Rapids, Jessica (Derek) Combs of Eaton Rapids, Robert Matthew (Angela) Shaver of Twin Lake; great-grandchildren, Caden Kalczynski, Landen Parker, Braylen Parker, Shane Combs, Brandon Combs, Bryce Shaver and Leah Shaver. She was a telephone operator for Michigan Bell Telephone, and then went on to be employed by the Eaton County Juvenile Court. Once she retired, she was a valued Red Cross volunteer for the HGB Hospital for many years. Shirley and her husband, Bob, built their dream home together on Kalamo Hwy. They enjoyed spending lots of time in Harrison on the family farm, and spent many happy years in Florida together. Shirley was a very proud grandma, and loved to share stories about her grandchildren, as well as her great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Robert, son Douglas, daughter, Jacquelyn Bruce Converse, and brother Jack C. Mate. Visitation will be Monday, August 12, 2013 from 6-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Pray Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Hobson officiating, followed by the interment at Bosworth Cemetery. If desired memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home of Charlotte. Family and friends are encouraged to leave remembrances and condolences in Shirley's Book of Memories at