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Shirley J. Schoiber, 80, of Bluford, Illinois passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her residence in Bluford, Illinois. She was born Thursday, August 20, 1936 in Champaign, Illinois to parents, Clarence S. and Opal M. (McKinney) Burwell.
A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City, Illinois with Mr. Randy Burwell, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow.
A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Shirley is survived by her children, Henry "Buddy" Hammock, Jr. of Louisiana, Terry Hammock of Bluford, Illinois, Peggy Hammock and husband, Randy of Keenes, Illinois, Tammy Sellers and husband, Clyde of Bluford, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-two great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Highfill and husband, Arthur of Mount Vernon, Illinois; and brother, Lonnie Burwell and wife, Margo of Marion, Illinois.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; lifelong love, Henry Hammock, Sr.; son, Ronnie Hammock; daughter, Bonnie Roberson; sister, Helen Birdsell and husband, Gene; and brothers, Richard Burwell, Randy Burwell, Sr., and Clarence E. Burwell, Sr.
Shirley enjoyed camping and doing crafts in her spare time. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren that she loved so dearly. Shirley will be missed by all who knew her. Special thanks to Eric Phelps for the love and care that he provided his grandmother with.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call
(618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on January 9, 2017
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