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Toni Y Shirley

October 27, 1951 — July 25, 2019

Toni Y. Shirley, loving wife and mother died on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center, Marshfield, WI at the age of 67.


Toni Yvonne Lowe was born on October 27, 1951 in Ozark, Alabama to William and Mary (Robinson) Lowe.  She graduated from High School in Noblesville, IN in 1969 and went on to cosmetology school.  She later went to work for Meridian Mutual Insurance as a computer systems analyst. She retired in 2006.  Toni was united in marriage to Pete Shirley on March 24, 2007 and they lived in Willard, WI.  Toni loved fishing, her fur babies, Shilo and Lilly but most of all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.


She is survived by her husband, Pete, of Willard, WI, a daughter, Michelle Kinnard of Fishers, IN, 2 sisters, Jeanne (Dave) Knight of Pendleton, IN and Roxanne (Michael) Hylton of Fishers, IN as well as 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  She is also survived by 2 step-sons, Scott (Patty) Shirley of Bradenton, FL and Todd (Dorothy Comers) Shirley of Neillsville and a step son-in-law, Paul Opelt of Neillsville.


Toni was preceded in death by her parents, and a step-daughter, Shelley Opelt


A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, WI. 

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Gesche Funeral Home & Cremation Service

4 S Grand Ave, Neillsville, WI 54456

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