J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home

811 Finley Dr, Albion, MI


Shirley Jean Wood

February 27, 1937January 15, 2020

Shirley J. Wood age 82 of Albion passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2020 with her family by her side. Shirley was born in Marshall, the 12th child in a family of 14. She was a graduate of Homer High School, received a Radiology degree from Leila Hospital in Battle Creek, Mammography degree from Chicago, Illinois and Emergency Medical Technician certificate from Albion Area Ambulance Service.

She was a staff radiographer at Foote Hospital in Jackson, Sheldon Memorial Hospital and Director of Radiography for 35 years at Albion Community Hospital (Trillium).

Shirley is survived by her son, Matthew (Cindy) of Marshall; granddaughters, Maegan of AuGres, Kelsie of Detroit; great-granddaughters, Luna and Iris; brothers, Lorence of Tampa, FL, George (Liz) of Eaton Rapids; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Viola Guilford; husband, Dick (married 55 years) and son, Michael, who was killed in the Peace Corps 1983.

Shirley’s professional affiliations consisted of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist, American Registry of Mammography, Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Southwestern Michigan Society. During her term, the Michigan Society was founded to include all the regional districts. Clinical Instructor Affiliation with Kellogg Community and Jackson Community College Radiography Program. EMT with Albion Area Ambulance.

Shirley’s community affiliations, Albion Business and Professional Women since 1971. Person of Achievement Award in 2014. Professional Career Women of the year 1988. Albion’s Captain and organizer of the American Cancer Relay, Athena Award; featured in 1997 Women in Business Magazine; ELT Club, American Red Cross Blood Bank, borard of directors of the Albion Municipal Credit Union, Historical Society, Forks Senior Center, Cub Scout Leader, St. Johns and Lumen Christi School, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President for 6 years of St. John’s Altar Society, was an active member of St. John’s Catholic Church.

A Memorial Mass will be Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10AM at St. John Catholic Church, 1020 Irwin Avenue, Albion, Michigan 49224 with Father Joe Gray officiating. Burial will take place at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Jackson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Oaklawn Hospice.


  • Memorial Mass Monday, January 27, 2020


Shirley Jean Wood

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Gail Geyer Coonrod

January 28, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear of Shirley‘s passing. I remember her fondly as a caring and loving friend of my Mothers. Martha Geyer.
She and my mother worked together in the X-ray department for quite a few years.
Shirley was always so patient with us my mother brought us in to have x-rays of one type or another through the years.
Your family will be in my prayers

Missy Tackett-Warner

January 26, 2020

Mrs. Wood was a wonderful neighbor and friend. My family has had the pleasure of being her next door neighbor for 15 years. I will miss seeing you outside working on your lawn and your beautiful smile. Rest In Peace sweet lady.

Shirley Hoaglin

January 21, 2020

I worked with Shirley at Sheldon Memorial in the XRAY Department when I was in high school and enjoyed getting to know her then. Then my cousin Cindy married Matt and Shirley became part of our extended family. She was always such a sweet person and I loved seeing/talking to her through the years. I'll miss her.

Allan Paris

January 20, 2020

I met Shirley Wood in 1995. We stayed
in contact after the hospital closed. As
chief technologist of radiology, she
made my job as radiologist easy.

Shirley was consistently responsible,
honorable, and thoughtful. She was
kind to everyone and could always be
counted on to do the right thing.

The world has been improved by
Shirley’s presence and is poorer now
that she is gone.

Shirley was a blessing. I wish we had
worked together longer.

Ruth Schmitter

January 20, 2020

Shirley was a lovely person in all ways. She was helpful to others in many ways: adding trim to an altar cloth, "manning" the bake sale tables, interacting with everyone. My condolences to her family and friends. Ruth Schmitter

Jim Hunt

January 18, 2020

Shirley was always easy to work with. Prayer to the family.

Dolores Manthei

January 18, 2020

I knew Shirley for many years. my prayers are with her family.

Dolores Manthei

Denise Thacker

January 17, 2020

Worked with Shirley at Albion Hospital in the late 80s. Always a sweetheart My heart goes out to all her family and friends. Denise Thacker.

Jodi Snyder

January 17, 2020

I will always remember Shirley's beautiful smile and applaud her effort to attend monthly Albion BPW meetings. We will miss her.

Rita Lockwood Barkley

January 16, 2020

RIP Shirley!
Worked many years in Albion Hospital with her.
-Rita Lockwood Barkley