Bulkley, Shirley

Written by David Green.

Shirley Jean (Belknap) Bulkley, 87, of rural Fayette, Ohio, died Sept. 14, 2010, after a short stay at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center.

Shirley was born in Morenci, Mich., on June 24, 1923, the daughter of the late Orville O. Belknap and Freda B. (Coulson) Belknap Sallows. She married Ulysses Bulkley and was a mate to him for 66 years prior to his death Aug. 24, 2010.

Shirley was a farmer’s wife and also retired from Fulton Industries. She was an active member of the East Chesterfield Christian Church, and over the years she enjoyed her hobbies of knitting/crocheting, craft painting, computer games, playing cards, crossword puzzles, golf and bowling.

Surviving are three daughters: Jan (and Harold) Townsend of Jensen Beach, Fla., Pat (and Dave) Bates of Monmouth, Ill., and Mary Jane (and Randy) Zeigler of Wauseon, Ohio; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Ola and Jack Brink of Morenci; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Johansen of Hemet, Calif.

A funeral service and luncheon is planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the East Chesterfield Christian Church in memory of Shirley and her husband, Ulysses. There will be no visitation and a private burial will follow.

Memorial contributions are suggested to East Chesterfield Christian Church, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements were made by Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon.

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