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Shirley Mae Stateler, age 81, of Greenup, Illinois, passed away at 6:50 AM - Friday, November 24, 2017, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM - Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois, with Pastor Roger James officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the services. In loving memory of Shirley, memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Veteran's Association. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Shirley was born on January 7, 1936, in Shelby County, Illinois, the daughter of Gaylord W. and Carrie M. (Bodine) Martin. She married Jim Stateler, on April 9, 1955, in Cumberland County, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on October 1, 1985.
Shirley worked at Ettelbrick Shoe Company for several years and retired from United Technologies in Newton, Illinois.
Shirley is survived by:
Sons - Rick (Susan) Stateler of Newton, Illinois and David (Shell) Stateler of Greenup, Illinois Granddaughter - Tearah Stateler of Charleston, Illinois
Step Grandson - Keithen Remlinger of Greenup, Illinois
Great Grandson - Kingston Stateler of Charleston, Illinois
Sisters - Pauline Verdeyen of Effingham, Illinois and Grace Winnings of Bradenton, Florida
Brothers - Glenn Martin - Woodbury, Illinois and Donnie Martin of Neoga, Illinois
Sisters-in-law - Joan Taylor of Mattoon, Illinois and Wanda Callahan of Neoga, Illinois
Several nieces and nephew also survive
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, parents, husband, two brothers Bobby Dean Martin and Earl E. Martin, three sisters Jean Bernadini, June Grunloh and Gwendolyn M. Mayhall and a sister-in-law Jean Huddleston.
Published on November 27, 2017
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