Shirley Diane Tyson, 78, of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Bronson Hospital in South Haven. She was born July 25, 1942 to Ernest Eberhart and Dorothy (Hunt) Rithamel in South Haven. Shirley married William M. Tyson in 1960 in Bangor. They shared 44 years of marriage before his passing in 2004. Shirley worked as a cashier in Hardings Market in South Haven for 25 years. She loved singing karaoke and especially loved Elvis music.
She is preceded in death along with her husband and father by a son – Bill Tyson, granddaughter – Ayla Tyson, and siblings – Larry (Rose) Eberhart, Connie Ristau, and Terry (Linda) Jordan.
Shirley is survived by her children – Michael C. Tyson of South Haven, Philip (Michele) Tyson, David Tyson, and John (Kathryn) Tyson all of Grand Rapids; mother – Dorothy Rithamel of Holland; siblings – Gene (Gena) Jordan, Cathy (Randy) Arens, Sandra (Scott) Wolters, Vicki (Mark) Wilson, and Mark (Jennifer) Jordan. Eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren also survive.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Filbrandt Family Funeral Home. Mass will follow visitation at 2:00 PM with Father James Morris officiating. Shirley will be laid to rest at McDowell Cemetery in Casco Township.
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