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 www.bachmanhebble.com
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