In Memory of

Shirley Harrell

Full Name: Shirley E Harrell
Date of Birth: December 2, 1931
Date of Death: September 27, 2020

Service Information:
October 31, 2020 - Private Burial at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens

Peoria- Shirley E. Harrell, 88, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 8:20 AM Sunday, September 27, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center.

She was born December 2, 1931 in Industry, IL, the daughter of W. Kenneth and Vera L. (DeGarmo) McGaughey. She married Kenneth W. Harrell on April 28, 1951 in Galesburg, IL. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Wanda A. McGaughey Patrick. Survivors include three children, Wayne K. Harrell of Peoria, Yolanda K. (Anthony) Wlodarski of Peoria, and Wendell K. (Steve Paul) Harrell of Veradale, WA; four grandchildren, Benjamin Estes, Beth (Ryan) Blackwell, Jessica McAllister, and Elizabeth (Evan) Murphy, six great grandchildren, Brody Blackwell, Brayden Blackwell,  Brighton Blackwell, Tucker McAllister, Catherine McAllister, and Hunter Murphy, and one niece, Kimberly (Patrick) McKee.

Shirley worked for many years at the Hanna City State Bank, and later worked at the former Jumer’s Castle Lodge in Peoria. She was a member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in Glasford, IL.

She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother and she will be missed.  

Cremation will be accorded and a private family committal will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, IL. Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Lewistown is assisting the family. Condolences may be made at

From: Valerie MooreSep 29 2020 1:12PM
I am so sorry for your loss.  Shirley was so special to me while I was at Heddington.  I will always remember her fondly.  I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.  Val Moore
From: Dave HarrellSep 29 2020 8:03PM
Sorry to hear about aunt Shirley. I saw her at a Harrell reunion 8 or 9 years ago. Condolences from all of us. Bev, Rodney, Teresa, Roger & Dave.
From: Lori (Siira) BalmerSep 29 2020 8:46PM
Wendell & Steve I am sorry for your loss. I’ve thought of you both many times over the years. Worked with you at Jefferson Bank in the late 70’s/early 80’s. Blessings to you both!  ????
From: Gwen sonesSep 30 2020 10:59AM
Thinking of you all.  Mom and I stopped by to see her a while back in Peoria.  Had a nice visit with her.  Mom really enjoyed seeing her and catching up.  Thinking of you all.  
Gwen and Todd Sones
Ann Wetzel
Dean and Kris Wetzel
From: Jim MattinglySep 30 2020 11:58AM
I am so sorry to hear this news. The loss of a loved one is never easy. The Harrell family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Cindy McGaughey MoonSep 30 2020 1:46PM
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your mom. I hadn't saw Shirley for some time, but have memories of being at Uncle Kenny's when you guys were there. I always enjoyed listening to the stories from her and Wanda. May she RIP.
From: Bill and Lynda RiekenaOct 5 2020 4:57PM
We are blessed to have known Shirley as a beloved and faithful member of St Peter church. She was truly a bright spot each Sunday at worship. We are sorry for your family’s loss; yet we know she is now at peace with our Lord.
From: Randy L DeJaynesOct 7 2020 5:00PM
So sorry to hear this! Our families always had such happy times together when we lived next to the McGaugheys. Condolences to Wayne, Yolanda, and Wendell. Our prayers are with you.
From: Becky MontgomeryOct 8 2020 5:34PM
I am so very sorry for your families loss.  Shirley was at Heddington Oaks with my Mom.  We had such wonderful visits.  I loved her very much.  We all looked forward to our candy and popcorn times.  I was at Heddington Oaks the night they told us it was going to shut down visitors.  I gave Shirley a big hug and told her I loved her.  I have missed her every day.  God speed Shirley! Heaven gained a true Angel.  

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