Shirley M. McMullen, 85, of Highland, IL died Thursday, October 26, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Highland, IL.
Shirley was born June 15, 1932, to Edgar F. Keller and Elsie M. (nee Schwab) Keller, in Smithton, IL. On May 30, 1950, she married Wayne McMullen, Sr. in Alton, IL.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church and the German Cultural Society. She spoke German fluently and taught her family to speak German. Shirley’s favorite place was the kitchen table, the people, the food. She was all about hospitality. Everyone loved her cooking and baking. Family was always around. Grandchildren brought friends over and she always had a steady stream of people staying at the house and she loved it. Hospitality was her life. Believe it or not, Shirley also enjoyed her trips on the back of the motorcycle.
Proverbs 31:10: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne McMullen, Sr., Highland, IL; children, Wayne (Birgit) McMullen, Jr., Highland, IL, Shivaun Doll, Highland, IL, Mark (Gaye) McMullen, Cleveland, TX, Dawn (Brian) Stumpf, St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Kyle (Salina) McMullen, Gavin McMullen, John Doll, Sophia McMullen, Erin (Mike) Kersting, Ryan (Jessica) Stumpf, Sean Stumpf; great-grandchildren, Two; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar and Elsie Keller; brother, Edgar “Junie” Keller.
Memorials may be made to First Congregational Church or The German Cultural Society.
Visitation: Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL and Monday, October 30, 2017 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at First Congregational Church, Highland, IL
Funeral Service: Monday, October 30, 2017, 10:00 am, First Congregational Church, Highland, IL.
Clergy: Rev. Greg Brady, Pastor
Interment: Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL
Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.