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Pauline Joyce (Ellis) Shinn

August 7, 1935 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 85)


Pauline J. Shinn, aged 85 of Grand Rapids, Michigan went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 13, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ralph Shinn Sr.; 2 sons, Ralph Shinn Jr., Raymond Shinn; daughter, Paula Rae Smith.

She is survived by daughter, Pam (Steven Sr.) Bravata; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pauline played the saxophone in bands, was in the choir at Wesley Park United Methodist Church and at Cape Canaveral First Baptist Church.

A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm at Wesley Park United Methodist Church, 1150 32nd St SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

In consideration of current Covid-19 restrictions on gathering the service will be live streamed online for your safety at

The family wishes to thank Addington Place for the care and compassion shown to their mother by the staff.

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Memorial Service
February 20, 2021

3:00 PM
Wesley Park United Methodist Church
1150 32nd St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

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