Ball, Shirley A., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Covenant HealthCare Cooper. Age 73 years. Daughter of the late George and Evelyn Austin, Shirley was born August 19, 1938 in Pontiac, Michigan. She was married to Earl D. Ball on July 20, 1957. He survives her. She was a nurse’s aide at St. Luke’s Hospital and Saginaw Geriatrics. Shirley was a member of The Red Hat Society. She enjoyed bowling and playing cards at the Senior Center. Surviving besides her husband Earl are two sons, Brian Ball and his fiancée, Karen Fobear, Saginaw; Brad and Vicki Ball, Caro; four grandchildren, Andy and Nicole Shelters, Jeffrey Shelters and his fiancée, Briana Perry, Austin Ball and Arica Ball; four great-grandchildren, Zack, Jacob, Kyle and Raven; one sister and four brothers, Marlene Draves , Burt; Gary and Diana Austin, Rick Austin, Ken and Marion Austin, Chuck and Pam Austin all of Ohio; a brother-in-law , Ladd Young, Ohio; several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her sister, Joan Young and her brother, Greg Austin. Honoring Mrs. Ball’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Robert Lakey will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to charity of your choice.