Shirley Grace Steele Collins, 80, of Medford,Ore., passed away September 29, 2012, with her family by her side.

Shirley was born December 29, 1931, in Thedford, Neb., to Edmund Earle and Bessie Hazel (Blauvelt) Steele. She was a homemaker and enjoyed entertaining and educating family and neighborhood children. She was a member of the Eagle's Lodge on Table Rock Road.

Shirley is survived by companion, Parks Whitney; sons, Ed Clark, of Florida, and Jim Corbin, of Wash.; daughters, Bernadette Velasquez, Phyllis Strosser, Beverly Clark, Fay Brockhoff, and Jenny Walters. She was preceeded by her parents; siblings; and spouses. Service will be private.