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Alma Elaine (Harry) Shardlow

May 21, 1939 ~ December 10, 2017 (age 78)
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It is with deep sadness and regret that the family announces the passing of our mom Alma Elaine Shardlow.
Alma was born May 21, 1939 at the home of her grandparents John and Anna Linna in Beacon Hill Michigan to Russell and Anna (Linna) Harry. She attended schools in  Red Ridge and Ontonagon.
Mom was Witty, wise and wordy a social butterfly like aunt Bettie and aunt Nancy.
She enjoyed telling your fortune from terret cards, telling jokes, a good laugh and having a good time with her many friends. When mom was present you knew it. She was the life of the party. Mom or Alm was known by all as Grandma Willie, for her love of Willie Nelson and country music. She could always be recognized in the crowd by her trademark bandannas that she proudly wore. 

Over the years Alm enjoyed a range of activities from gardening, crafts, playing pool and especially bingo. Mom enjoyed the simple things of life, a good cup of coffee on the deck with chickadees entertaining her.

Mom has six children Thomas (Karen Sudul) of Oregon, William (Deb) of Wisconsin, Richard (Pauline) of Ontario Canada, Robert( Julie )of on Ontonagon, Debbra (Tom Anderson) of Atlantic Mine, Jamie (Tim Trotter) Ontario, 15 grandchildren, 18 great grand children, 1 great great grandchild.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Robert, Russell, John and sister Bettie, niece Tami, cousin Diana.  She is survived by her children, Sister Nancy Darrell Tripp, brother-in-law Rick Yaklvich, sisters in law Carol and Anne Harry, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A visitation will be held at Cane Funeral home Thursday, December 14 from 6 to 8 PM and Friday, December 15 from 10 to 11 with funeral services at 11 AM. Pastor Michael Laakko officiating. Luncheon will follow at the Eagles club. Burial will take place in July at Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon.
Donations to the dementia/Alzheimer's Association would be appreciated.

 Service Information

December 14, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Funeral Service
December 15, 2017

11:00 AM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953

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