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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Rita Shive

Rita "Kay" Shive (Burke)

Thursday, March 4th, 1954 - Friday, January 15th, 2021
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Rita “Kay” Shive, 66, of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Friday, January 15, 2021. She was born March 4, 1954 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Morgan and Melba (Rogers) Burke. Rita married Richard Shive, Jr. on June 5, 1971 in Battle Creek. She enjoyed gardening, shopping, reading, and spending time with her family. Her grandsons were her pride and joy. Rita was the caretaker of the family. She inserted herself and her love into everything she did when it came to her family. Rita loved to joke around at home. She had a big heart and a kind soul and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughters: Michelle (Peter III) Oppenhuisen and Rachel Shive; grandsons: Bradley Reichhart, Hunter Shive, and Peter Oppenhuisen IV; sisters: Joyce, Wanda, Vickie, Loma, and Linda; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and five brothers.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:30 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. Burial will be at the Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269) 965-5145
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Service

    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 | 12:30pm
    Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 12:30pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
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  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 West Dickman Road
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    Due to COVID-19 Ft. Custer National Cemetery is allowing a maximum of 25 people total to attend committal services. All 25 people are required to wear mask/face coverings even though the services are held outside. Thank you and we appreciate your cooperation and patience at this time.

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Loma Burke-girdley

Posted at 12:51am
Growing up with 7 sisters, you have a different connection with each one. Kay and I had a very strong bond growing together from little girls into young women together, and then of course into "ole women" together. Even when we were very young I respected my sister.and always thought she had grace and self respect. I always looked up to her. I will forever be grateful that I was able to be with as her journey here on earth was ending. I will forever love and miss you sister,

Marion Shive

Posted at 01:19pm
We had so much fun over the years on picnics and at the pool. I missed seeing her enough in later years

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