Shirley A. Benson

Shirley A. Benson

Shirley A. Benson, 85, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020.

She was born to Edgar and Blanche (Williams) Cooper on May 29, 1935. On Sept. 5, 1954, she married Larry W. Benson. Shirley was a farm wife and a member of the Central Christian Church in Lawrenceville. She enjoyed listening to country music. Shirley will be remembered as a wonderful, kind, and compassionate mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She had such a kind spirit and was so easy to talk to. Family members will miss the times Shirley would listen and offer a solution. Her kind soul was an asset that will truly be missed.

Shirley is survived by her children, Sheila K. Foreman, Raeshelle Painter and her husband, Lawrence, Larry Benson II, Doug Benson and his wife, Julie, and Tom Benson and his wife, Chrissy; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; her daughter, Vickie Fuller; her son-in-law, Jay Foreman; and her great-grandson, Anthony Chisolm.

Funeral services were Tuesday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.

FUNERALS

Bootman, Michael A., died June 25. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and available for viewing on the funeral home’s Facebook page. Burial: May Chapel Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center and Wig Shoppe. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Elliott, Sharon A., died June 26. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at Hazleton Community Cemetery.

McGregor, Bruce Daniel, died June 27. Services: 2 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: American Diabetes Association, Suite 900, 2451 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

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