Shirley Mae Spenelli, 80, of Battle Creek, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021. She was born July 6, 1940 in Petoskey, MI the daughter of Gloss James and Arlene (Hankins) Baughman. She married William “Edward” Spenelli on June 2, 1973 in Battle Creek. William preceded her in death in 2009. Shirley fostered over 300 children. She enjoyed doing puzzles, painting, sewing, and lots of other crafts. Shirley was a member of PACE Senior Care of Battle Creek and always enjoyed spending time with people there!!
She is survived by her children: Mark (Nicole Allen) Spenelli, Carol (Don) Scott, Sara Spenelli, and Ron (Karen) Spenelli; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Jeanie Christiansen, Margaret (Larry) Lanham, Mary (Barry) Cameron, Wayne (Patty) Baughman, Jim Baughman, and Joyce Lynd; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; and son, Don Spenelli.
Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 PM. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 PM at the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens with burial to follow. Memorial tributes may be made to Charity of One’s Choice or to the family.
Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com