Shirley was born in Fort Wayne, a daughter of William and Eva (Buehrer) Pitney. She attended Rome City High School graduating in 1961.
Donald J. and Shirley were married May 17, 1968 in Kendallville.
Shirley worked several harvest seasons at Corey Lake Orchards. She made and sold rag rugs for many years and enjoyed crafting. She had a huge garden and canned endlessly every season.
She enjoyed camping, fishing and traveling. There were several very special years of camping Up North in the Green Bus. Grandma Pitney went with the family for many years. She loved watching her grandchildren play sports and participate in 4-H, showing animals at the fair.
Shirley is survived by her loving and dedicated husband of 52 years, Donald Teadt. Her children, Don (Mary) Teadt, John (Heather) Teadt, Judy (Keith) Triezenberg. Her sister and best friend, Pamela Lash.
Her precious grandchildren Doug (Lisa) Teadt, Marcus Teadt, Thomas (Leann) Teadt, Tyler Teadt, Zachary Teadt, Dylan Teadt, Kara Triezenberg and Kenzy Triezenberg. Great Grandchildren Lily, Ellie, and a new baby boy arriving April
Relatives and friends will be received Friday, October 23 from 5 to 8 PM at Firm Foundation Ministries, Centreville, and Saturday, October 24 from 1 to 2 PM. Religious services will follow on Saturday at 2 PM. Interment will occur in Prairie River Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be given to the St. Joseph County 4H Youth Council or to the American Lung Association of Michigan.
Arrangements were entrusted to Eley Funeral Homes, Centreville. Online messages can be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.