Date of Death: March 5, 2024

Service Details

A celebration of Shelly’s life will be held Sunday, April 7, 2024 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Frankie’s, 56951 N. Main St., Three Rivers. She will be laid to rest in Lower Flatbush Cemetery at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Michelle Lee “Shelly” Page, 53, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at Centrica Rose Arbor Place surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 4, 1971 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harold and Marie (Tank) Smith, and graduated from Three Rivers High School with the Class of 1989. She played tennis in middle school and basketball in High School and was also part of the DECA program. She loved to plan vacations and chill the whole time. She worked at KFC in Three Rivers for a while when she was in High School.

Wanting to pursue a healthcare career, Shelly studied at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Western Michigan University. She worked as a BSN at Bronson Hospital in the float pool for more than 12 years. She made so many good friends along the way that made such a big impact on her life. She also taught at Kellogg Community College as well as WMU Nursing Program for a total of 7 years. She cared for all of her students and they cared for her the same.

She enjoyed spending time with family, kayaking, and traveling. She liked playing board games with her kids. She enjoyed teaching for Kellogg Community College. She was committed to watching long series shows (Sam and Dean “Supernatural”, Chicago Fire, Dateline). She loved to sit by the fire at night with everyone from her camping family. She loved diet coke so much, like no one ever saw her without one in her hand.

She enjoyed being there for her kids and supporting them in any sport or activity that they did. She cherished and enjoyed all of the friends she made along her journey of becoming a nurse. She was the type of person when she found a recipe online she had to make it that same day. She enjoyed watching T.V. shows all the time like Supernatural where she would text her daughters all the time about what was going on in the show.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her parents, Harold and Marie Smith; daughters, Brooklyn and Lexie Page; sisters, Kristen (Ryan) Hunt, Sarah (Roman) Speron, and Allison (Ted) Ducey; beloved aunts; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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  1. Shelly was so kind to me when I was getting lost at Bronson when I first started there. She was always helping everyone out and I remember how fun it was to chat with her about Supernatural and debate about Sam and Dean!

  2. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a wonderful person. I don’t believe I ever saw her without a smile, and her laughter was contagious. She was an awesome nurse, you could feel her love and compassion for it! I have fond memories of her from school also, she was so very sweet.

  3. I am so sad to hear of Shelly’s passing. The world feels a little dimmer without the light Shelly radiated. I was fortunate enough to work with Shelly for the last 12 years. I remember when I first met her in the MICU. We bonded over our love of Supernatural. As a PCA it was always a good day to work with Shelly. We shared funny stories, laughed, had many tough conversations. Shelly encouraged me be to a nurse, even when I had my doubts. She even told me about KCCs part time program so I could make it happen, even with my life’s demands. She was always willing to help me on my journey and teach me more. I will always remember and be grateful for the impact she has had on my life. My thoughts are with her family. I hope to be at least half the nurse she was; since she set the bar so high. She is and will be greatly missed.

  4. Shelly and I always had the best laughs when we would work together. She had a sense of humor that would leave you with butterflies of joy in your tummy. She always told me “ Don’t change for anybody and always shine bright. Her smile, wisdom and presence will be missed greatly.

  5. I worked with Shelly as a float nurse at Bronson the last 4 years. She helped me grow in my knowledge and was always a great person to work with. She made a big impact on people as a nurse and teacher. Shelly will truly be missed as a friend and coworker. Prayers to Shelly’s kids and family

  6. I went to school at WMU with your mom. We were the non-traditional nursing students banning together. Your mom always had a smile on her face, was so sweet, and always had a hello. Her kindness was contagious. I am so sorry for your loss. She was lovely and will be missed. ❤️

  7. I’m so sorry to hear about Shelly’s passing. I was blessed to have been able to work with Shelly. When we ran into each other throughout the hospital, we would talk about how fast our daughters are growing up. She was a fabulous nurse and will be missed dearly.

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