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Shirley Chace

June 14, 1931 ~ October 25, 2017 (age 86)

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Shirley Martens Chace

Palmyra/Collinsville, OK


Shirley Martens Chace, age 86, of Collinsville, OK passed away surrounded by family at 8:05 Wednesday, October 25th, 2017. Shirley was born June 14th (Flag Day), 1931 to parents Frank John Martens and Alice Gress Martens. She lived most of her life in Palmyra, NY. She worked at Mobile Chemical in Macedon, NY until her retirement and then moved to Las Vegas with her second husband, James D. Chace.  After approximately five years, Shirley then moved to Bloomington, IN where she lived close to her son, Richard. In 2012 she then moved to Sand Springs, OK to be close to some of her other children. Shirley loved reading, playing the penny slots, watching tennis, and playing bingo, as well as enjoying the company of many friends and family. She will be remembered fondly.


Shirley is survived by her five children; Janice (Anthony) Turner, Victoria (Dale) Webb, Elizabeth (Geno) DeRycke, Frank Stuart Hammond, and Richard (Ann) Hammond. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Scott DeRycke, Samantha (Timothy) Ensell, Jennifer Rayno, Morgan Webb, Matthew (Ashton) DeRycke, Alex Webb, Matthew Lockridge, Maxine Webb, Elijah Hammond, Sarah Hammond, Rebecca Hammond, Seth Hammond, Grace Hammond, and Emma Hammond. As well as five great grandchildren; Alexander Ensell, Ellison DeRycke, Alice Ensell, Sawyer DeRycke and Aiden Ensell, as well as another one on the way. She also has many nephews and nieces.


Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Frank John and Alice Gress Martens, and brothers and sisters Grace Martens, Gladys Green, Raymond Martens, and David Martens, as well as her husband James D. Chace.


Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry, OK ( is handling the arrangements in Oklahoma. Calling hours when family and friends can gather will be announced at a later time and will be held at Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapels, 123 East Jackson Street, Palmyra, NY 14502. (  Internment in the Palmyra Cemetery will follow.


Special thanks to North County Nursing Home and Cura Hospice for the love and care given to our mother during the last year. Donations in her memory can be made to North County Nursing Home residents and will be announced at a later time.  


We will always carry her memory in our hearts. 

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