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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Wednesday February 1st, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Burial

Rose Lawn Cemetery
Wednesday February 1st, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

New Life Presbyterian Church
Thursday February 2nd, 2017
7:00pm - 8:00pm

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Reception

New Life Presbyterian Church
Thursday February 2nd, 2017
8:00pm - 9:00pm

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Shirley M. Shuler

SALEM, Va. SHIRLEY M. SHULER, age 67, of Salem, Va. went to be with her Lord, Monday, January 30, 2017. She was born in April of 1949 in Vancouver, WA to Woodrow A. and Lena K. Reinmiller. She married Calvin Shuler, August 17, 1974 in Klamath Falls, OR. Shirley graduated in 1971 from Southern Oregon College in Asland, OR with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in Klamath Falls from 1971 to 1974. After moving to VA and taking time off from teaching, she accepted a teaching position with the Roanoke County Schools in January 1976 and continued through June 1983. That year she accepted and held a teaching position with Salem City Schools until her retirement, July 1, 2009. The teaching profession was much more than just a job for her, but a true love of working with and encouraging children. She loved reading and hooking rugs during her working years. After retirement, she found great joy in quilting. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Jimmy Shuler and sister-in-law, Lillian Shuler. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Calvin Shuler; brothers, Conrad Reinmiller and wife, Tooter of LaPine, OR, Ronald Reinmiller and wife, Margaret of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Cheryl Rutkowski of Rogue River, OR; brothers-in-law, David and Billy Shuler, both of Marion, VA; sister-in-law, Joie Shuler of Marion, VA; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Funeral Home, 237 East Main St. Marion, Va. with the Reverend Cameron S. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery, Marion, Va. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. at New Life Presbyterian Church, 101 Keesling Avenue, Salem Va. with a reception following the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Shuler Family.

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Guestbook

Calvin and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our family was privileged to know Shirley as my husband, Danny's, colleague at West Salem Elementary and as our daughter, Lauren's, teacher. Shirley was an extraordinary person and teacher. We were so grateful that Lauren had the opportunity to be in the classroom of such a dedicated teacher. Even though it was 25 years ago, I still remember the love of learning that Lauren realized in Shirley's class.Lauren spoke of her with such love. As a colleague, Danny spoke of her with much admiration. As a parent, I am grateful for the interest and care given to our child. May you find peace in warm memories.

Jean Wheeling Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Calvin and loved ones of Shirley, I had the honor of meeting Shirley twelve years ago when she taught my daughter in 4th grade (VA Studies). I also was a colleague of Shirley's. Then a couple years later, she taught my son. Her patience was amazing! Our whole family loved and respected Shirley and are saddened by her passing. Her love and dedication to the children in her care was instantly evident to anyone who would encounter her. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you. The Gauck family (Dwayne, Tarri, Megan, and Matthew)

Tarri Gauck Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

We're thinking of you today Calvin as you walk through this very difficult day. We want you to know that we loved Tiny and will miss her very much. We pray for God's blessings of comfort for you, her family and friends.

Tooter Reinmiller Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

Although I am sad, I know that my Aunt Tiny is now home with God. I have so many memories of my Aunt but most of all her spirit and unwavering love for her family and friends. I am proud to have known such an amazing woman, a warrior and survivor. The love that she and Uncle Calvin had was my inspiration and I can only hope that God will send me such a love. I know that she is in Heaven watching over us, she will always be in my heart. My prayers and thoughts are with Uncle Calvin, her family and friends. God will stand beside you and wrap his loving arms around you to give you comfort. He promises to get you through these times so lean on him and trust him to get you through this most difficult time. My Love, Cathy Rutkowski (niece)

Cathy Rutkowski Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

Hello Calvin: Sorry for your loss! Shirley isn't suffering any more, and is in a place where she is well and happy again, and just waiting for you to join her. Praise the Lord that we have Jesus to have given us access to heaven, and the hope while we are still here on this earth that something better awaits us! Losing Shirley has to be really hard, but remember that all of us who are still here are still your friends, and you are not alone. In Christ, Richard.

Richard F. Dugan Feb 1 2017 12:00 AM

It is great sadness and a heavy heart that I feel with the passing of my Aunt Tiny. She was the most courageous, strong and inspiring woman I know. Never giving up hope she was a fighter to the end against a very ugly disease. Even though we were unable to talk much over the past year, I will truly miss our conversations. The great advice she would give me, talking about silly stuff and sharing secrets. We would discuss everything; she always had a smile on her face and encouraging word to keep me on the right path. Aunt Tiny loved being a teacher and sharing funny stories about her students. Her greatest love of all was Uncle Calvin, after all these years together they had a bond I will always admire. The love, the caring, and the support those two have was a special gift you just cant find anywhere. She would tell me; hang in there and someday you will find that special person too. Aunt Tiny will be missed terribly by her family and by so many people whose lives she has touched over the years. I am thankful and blessed for having her in my life. I have to remind myself now she is no longer suffering and pray she has found peace. I would like to believe she is with grandma and grandpa now as she looks down watching over us. It really weighs on my heart, that I could not be there with her in the end to say goodbye. I pray God gives Uncle Calvin the strength to make it through this very difficult time. We will always be here for you if you need anything. Now I would like to say, until we meet again in heaven Aunt Tiny. I hope you know how much I love you, how much you meant to me, how much I will miss you and I will never forget you. Your niece - Tina

Tina Rutkowski Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss, Calvin. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Wayne Coleman Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

She will be missed. What a beautiful Star heaven as gained.

Regina & Tim Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Shuler

Regina & Tim Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry Calvin for your loss. She was one of the best teachers that I have ever worked with. Most importantly, she was the teacher that left footprints on her students hearts. I admired your dedication and love that you showed Shirley every day of her life. May God bring you peace in the days to come.

Mary Gubala Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM

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