Shirley D. Jabara
After a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, Shirley Diane Jabara passed away peacefully on Feb. 15, 2020.
Shirley was born on Nov. 15, 1938 in Antrim, Michigan, to Lottie and Lester Councilor. She married Yousef 'Yogi' Jabara on Nov. 1, 1958. They showed their family and friends the meaning of true love, as they lived life together and were devoted to each other throughout their entire lives.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Ken Councilor, and his wife, Carol; and her sister, Roberta LaRowe, and her husband, Dean.
She is survived by her husband, Yogi, and her children, Janine Conway (Eric) and Rob Jabara (Angela). She is also survived by Janine's children, Jacob Conway (Tabrina), Rebecca Dykstra (Scot), Merhawi Tewoldemedhin (Luam), Andi Kraker (Ben); and Rob's children, Jessica Jabara, Megan (Justin) Coleman, and Margaret Grivas, their mother. Shirley is survived by nine great-grandchildren: Stefan and Miracle Kraker; Addelyn, Nova, Elara, and Mathilde Conway; and Drew, Luke and Sam Dykstra.
Even though Alzheimer's disease robbed Shirley of her memories these last few years, her family and friends are able to recall in detail all the ways she was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Antrim Church of Christ.
A celebration of life to honor and remember Shirley will be held at the Antrim Church of Christ in Mancelona, on Thursday, February 20th. Visitation will be at 1p.m., with the service following at 2 p.m.
Arrangements have been handled by the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.
Published on February 18, 2020

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nelson hoogerhyde
Mar 06, 2020
YOGI, I DID NOT KNOW THAT SHIRLEY HAD PASSED... YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES... I HAVE SO BUSY WITH JEAN'S PASSING
I MISSED A LOT OF SPECIAL HAPPENINGS IN AND AROUND THIS SMALL COMMUNITY... I HOPE YOU ARE DOING OK.. I WILL TRY TO GET DOWN THERE AND SEE YOU SOON.... YOUR FRIEND,
NELSON HOOGERHYDE
Bob LaBeau, Central Lake
Feb 23, 2020
My sympathies. Though I did not know your wife, I
remember you as both teammate and adversary on the baseball diamond. I recall your competitiveness and good nature and I have noted, with interest, your subsequent accomplishments and contributions. My best wishes as you grieve, remember and adjust.