Her loving family surrounded Shirley Gladys Wetzel, 86, as she passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019. She resided at 10403 South Mason Road, Richmond, Texas.
Shirley was born on October 27, 1932 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania to Mary Gladys (Levens) and James Elwood Towner. Shirley was a long-time resident of Carmel Indiana and moved to Port Orange Florida in retirement before moving to Richmond Texas.
Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and aunt. Shirley was married to her high school sweetheart Rudolph (Bud) Wetzel for 52 years and remained devoted to his memory the rest of her life. Shirley’s greatest passion was caring for and supporting her family. She was always making crafts for her children and grandchildren. Whether she was crocheting baby blankets or painting and putting the finishing touches on Bud’s woodworking projects, every Christmas was a surprise treat of something homemade.
Shirley is survived by her four sons, Gary and wife Robin of Buffalo Grove IL, Jim and wife Christine of Richmond TX, David and wife Joanne of Sacramento CA, Ken and wife Lisa of Cape Coral FL. Sixteen grandchildren, Jason, Courtney, Caitlin, Emily, Connor, Jacob, Luke, Kai, Meilyse, Josh, Mike, Chris, Kyle, Scott, Trevor, Colin and 14 great grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service for Shirley on September 7th at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2810 Atlantic Ave, Wildwood NJ 08260 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to research for Alzheimer’s cures or to your local hospice organization.