(February 21, 1934 - October 29, 2010)
of Allegan, went to be with her Savior, Friday, October 29, 2010. Mrs. Hoyer was born February 21, 1934, in Allegan, the daughter of Melvin and Lillian (Miller) Truax. Shirley worked with the Allegan Public Schools for 6 years at the old Jr. High School, and worked for 18 years with the Allegan County Sheriff Dept. retiring in 1994. In her early years she was a drum majorette, state champion in Archery, and loved to watch her kids and grandkids compete in many sporting activities. She attended the Bridge Church. Surviving are her 3 sons, Lon and Jane Hoyer, Bruce and Gloria Hoyer, and Rick and Dawn Hoyer, all of Allegan, 6 grandchildren; Heather and Tim Smith, Brandi, Carissa, Cole, Michelle and Dean Ferris and Rob and Julie Wilson, 6 great grandchildren, Dylan, Robbie, Makayla, Trenton, Lynsey and Brandon, 4 sisters; Maxine and James Austin of OK, Barbara Austin of Plainwell, Donna and Ken Hotchkiss of Allegan, and Betty and Ernie Wolters of Mt. Pleasant, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may meet with the family on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010, from 11- 1 pm at the Allegan High School Events Center, where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 pm. Pastor Roger Bird will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wings Home, Allegan. Arrangements by the Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel.