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Family remembers Clare County couple killed in Texas church massacre

CLARE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

A couple from Mid-Michigan were among 26 people killed Sunday when a gunman armed with a rifle burst into the sanctuary of a church in Texas and began firing.

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Robert Corrigan and his wife, Shani, of Harrison, were among the people killed in the massacre, according to the Clare County Director of Veterans' Services. 

"I was recently notified that Harrison has lost two of their own in the horrible tragedy that occurred yesterday in Texas. Robert and Shani Corrigan, were both HHS graduates. Robert held the track record for years," Renee Haley said in a statement. 

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The family requested the community come together Monday for a candle light vigil at the Veterans Freedom Park in Harrison.

Robert Corrigan was an Air Force retiree and the couple has two boys currently on active duty.

"He was beautiful and he was full of happiness," said Jean Ann Corrigan, Robert's mom.

A crowd of family and friends gathered at the vigil to pay their respects to the couple who had been inseparable since they met.

"They were high school sweethearts. They married right out of high school," said Robert Somers, uncle.

The couple met their senior year and graduated in 1985 from Harrison High School.

Jean Ann Corrigan is confident the couple is at peace.

"God is in control and I know my son and my daughter-in-law are in the arms of Jesus. I know that," she said.

Haley said funeral services will be announced later in the week. 

Those who knew and loved the couple have taken to social media to share their memories. 

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