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Shirley Hessing

February 16, 1937 September 9, 2019
Shirley Hessing
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Obituary for Shirley Hessing

Shirley Turner Hessing, 82, of Dunlap passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at her residence.

She was born February 16, 1937 in Louisiana, Missouri to Pauline and John W. Turner, Jr. She married Brock L. Hessing, Sr. on August 14,1960 in Louisiana, Missouri. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Brock (Robyn) Hessing, Jr. of Arkansas, Elizabeth (Robert) Nogaj of Dunlap, J. Boger (Jennifer) Hessing of Brimfield and Hannah (Robert) Watts of Missouri; and her grandchildren, Brock III, John, Grant, Jessica, Annie, Grace, Jake, Madelyn, Cade, MacKenzie and Easton.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her grandson, Jacob Turner Watts.

Shirley graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Education and was a member of Tri Delta sorority. She taught fourth grade at Eugene Field School in Missouri, Monticello Elementary School in Indiana, and McKee Elementary School in Iowa prior to starting her family. When Shirley’s children were grown she returned to her love of teaching as a teacher’s aide at Dunlap Elementary School.

Shirley was a committed volunteer and was involved in several community and school organizations. She was a member of the PEO Sisterhood (KX Chapter). She was a member of the Junior League of Des Moines and Peoria; serving as PATH Chairman, SCREEN Captain, Julep’s Closet Department Chairman and as a Membership Placement Advisor. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society as the Township and North Peoria County Chairman for the residential crusade and later served as a Board Member. Shirley was a board member for the Dunlap School Parents Club and very active in the Athletic Boosters Club for many years.

Shirley was a member of the Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap. Her passion was raising her family and caring for others. She loved to collect antiques, garden and cook, and she was an avid animal lover. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all.

Shirley’s funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Prospect United Methodist Church in Dunlap with Rev. Steve Pichaske and Deacon Bonnie Mankle officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 13, 2019 at Prospect United Methodist Church with further visitation one hour before services from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Jubilee College State Park Cemetery in Brimfield.

Memorials contributions may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 West Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or send condolences at www.wrightandsalmon.com.


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Visitation

Friday

13

Sep

5:00 PM 9/13/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Prospect United Methodist Church

300 East Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 East Ash Street Dunlap 61525 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

14

Sep

9:00 AM 9/14/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:00 AM 9/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
Prospect United Methodist Church

300 East Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 East Ash Street Dunlap 61525 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

14

Sep

10:00 AM 9/14/2019 10:00:00 AM
Prospect United Methodist Church

300 East Ash Street
Dunlap, IL 61525

Prospect United Methodist Church
300 East Ash Street Dunlap 61525 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Alzehimers Association-Local

612 West Geln Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614
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