Phyllis Shahin, 88

Phyllis Jane Shahin, age 88, of Watersmeet, MI, died on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Aspires Iron River Hospital in Iron River, Michigan. She was born in Elkhart, IN on October 12, 1927, a daughter of Walter and Sarah (Simons) Price. Phyllis attended Oslo Elementary and Elkhart High School. On January 4, 1947 she married Richard F. Shahin in Ft. Wayne, IN. He preceded her in death on August 27, 2002. Phyllis enjoyed crafts and making Indian jewelry, hunting, music and dance, antiquing, flowers, and was a jack-of-all-trades. She liked snowmobiling and was Vice President of the Zig Zag Snowmobile Club. Phyllis was also a member of the Lions’ Club, Royal Neighbors Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary. She worked at Skamper Camper in Bristol, was owner and operator of Totems Bait Shop in Watersmeet for 18 years. She also worked at Lac Vieux Desert Casino and was a chef for the the tribal seniors.
Surviving Phyllis are her daughter Melody (Dean Roy) Maki, Ewen, MI, son Richard W. (Judy) Price, Mass City, MI grandchildren Michelle Shahin, Erick (Ashton) Shahin, Sara (Cory) Kestis, Kirby Burk III, 11 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sister Lois King, and brothers Don Price and Pastor Bob (Charlene) Price. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Relatives and friends will be received Tuesday from 1-2 PM at Eley Funeral Home in Constantine, where Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 PM. Interment will be in Mottville Township Cemetery. Pastor Bob Price will officiate. Messages may be left for the family at wwww.eleyfuneralhomes.com.

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