Shirley Mae Schnurbusch
Her life is a love story about the family she was dedicated to and her friendships that produced more than 50 years of true relationships. She wasn’t someone to take for granted as her late husband, A. Leo Schnurbusch Jr (Sam), knew. She had a true passion for hard work. Sam and she built their Sears catalog house in Conklin, NY. We know her card partners, who called her Squirrel, would tell you that she was a jewel. Andrea, Derane, Judy and Liz have shared their lives together for more than 50 years. Playing cards and enjoying stories with laughter so intense it brought tears. Another example of a valued friendship would be with Angelo and June. This amazing couple have sent cards, telephoned, brought gifts, flowers and balloons twice a month for more years than we can count. Her amazing legacy continues into her family. Her Beloved Sister, Hazel Burrows, of Conklin. Daughter Chris (Schnurbusch) Shields and her husband Mark. Grandchildren: Kacie (Shields) Boswick and her husband Jay with great granddaughter, Addison Lee; Madison Shields and Carson Shields. All made Shirley an avid traveler several times a year to Georgia to visit. She watched hours of grandchildren sports games, graduations and she loved to take her walks no matter which state she was in. Her best walking buddy was her neighbor for more years than either want to count. Sue walked with Shirley no matter the day or weather because they’d walk in the basement of the house when needed. Moe and Sue took care of Shirley for many years while all her family lived out of state. Son Craig Schnurbusch and wife Sandy brought her 3 grandchildren which has grown to include, Kara and Al White, Lori and James Inman and Bryan Schnurbusch. Which added 6 more great-grandchildren and Shirley smiled when she heard over and over that she had three more coming this year. Her dementia might have stolen so much but it still brought the fun of seeing her excited over and over with the same news. So many will miss her and loved her but her quiet confidence in her daily Bible reading and love for Christ is part of who she was and is. If you don’t know Jesus Christ then she would want you to so come to her memorial service at Harpursville Baptist Church on Friday, March 12th from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Pastor Craig Schnurbusch will continue to share her celebration story. Online condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
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