Shirley J. Litwiler, 84, of Aledo, Illinois died Monday, May 2, 2016 at Genesis Senior Living – Aledo.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 6th at Aledo Cemetery, followed by a time of food and fellowship at Mercer County V.F.W. Post 1571, Aledo. Memorials may be left for V.F.W. Post 1571 or V.F.W. Post 1571 Auxiliary. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.
Shirley Jean was born August 8, 1931 in Keithsburg, Illinois a daughter of True Clinton and Pearl Mable Harris Brown. On March 7, 1947, she married Glenn C. Litwiler in Oquawka, Illinois. They were married until his death on February 20, 2005. Shirley cleaned The National Bank, Aledo for 20 years. She also took pride in being a homemaker, caring for her family then eventually babysitting her grandkids. In the area, Shirley was a legendary cook, baker and pie maker; often sharing her food with family and friends, she was a giving person. Shirley and Glenn enjoyed many years of shopping trips and vacations with Ruth and Wayne. She enjoyed country music and was active with the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She looked forward to her weekly breakfast outings with her sisters and family. Shirley was a fun loving person, with an infectious laugh, she will be missed.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters: Elaine Anderson and Glenna (Larry) Selle all of Aledo, IL; grandchildren: Calvin Anderson, Jennifer (Rocky) Collette and RaeAnn (Jeff) Sievers and sisters: Ruth Dennison, Aledo, Jerry Nylin, Keithsburg, Connie Freeman, Aledo and Marsha (Bill) Loving, Aledo and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and siblings: Fern, Lilly, Deanna, Deke, Leslie, Bev, Janet, Clifford, Jackie, Larry, Donna, Dorothy and Peanuts.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.