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“I was honored to have met her at AAUW events. Her presence was one of honor and reverence. I wish her family peace at this time. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Marie Luscomb - Rio Rancho, NM

“Sheila was a kind and welcoming ambassador for the church. When I first attended she kindly sat and talked with me asking all about me and my life....Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Kim Ayers - Linwood, MI

“My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one Sheila. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and "May our lord...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Jim and the Digby family: I am so very sorry for your lost, but God needed another Christmas angel. Your mom always treated me as a son every time...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Joe Wright - Dakota, MN

“What a nice lady. She would come into the beauty salon and talk to all of us. Interesting stories. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Pat Tucker - Bay City, MI

“A good friend who was loyal to our church to the end. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Jane Cooper - BC, MI

“My sympathy to the Digby family during this time of loss. She was a former neighbor & I remember her smile at the Columbus Avenue branch. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Hewitt - Bay City, MI

“I am so sorry to hear of her passing, She was so looking forward to making her 100th Birthday, I will miss her so, RIP, ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy Huntley - Bay City, MI

“Grandma, you will be missed dearly. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Randall & Dana Digby - Coleman, MI

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Sheila A. Digby was born in Britton, South Dakota on January 25, 1918 to the late Clare Roy and Floy (Sisson) Murphy. She passed away peacefully at her home on December 23, 2017. Sheila was a very active and devoted member of First Congregational Church since the age of 7. She was a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of the American Association of University Women. She retired from Chemical Bank and Trust Company in 1985 where she held positions of teller and Assistant Manager. She was a member of the Elk's retiree's wives and was an avid bridge player. Her family and friends will remember her as a woman with immense strength and resilience.
On May 28, 1942 (Memorial Day) she married Charles W. Digby and he preceded her in death on August 18, 1985. She is survived by her son James (Tracey) Digby, her grandchildren: Randall (Dana) Digby, Russell Digby and Taylor (Chris, M.D.) Digby-Benell, her great grandchildren: Nicholas (Jessica) Digby, Brandon (Caroline) Digby, Randall Digby and Lucas Benell, and four great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her son Richard C. Digby and her sister Elna Rushman.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on January 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am, what would have been her 100th Birthday. Kellie French her close friend will officiate the service at First Congregational Church. A private burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Memorial tributes may be made to First Congregational Church.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Wednesday, January 24
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Penzien Steele Funeral Home

608 N. Madison Ave. Bay City, MI 48708
(989) 892-8531

Thursday, January 25
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First Congregational Church

900 Sixth St. Bay City, MI 48708