Shirley A. Garzee
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Shirley A. Garzee
  • April 21, 1935 - December 14, 2017
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR - Shirley A. Garzee, age 82, of Creve Coeur passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, IL.
Shirley was born on April 21, 1935, in Peoria to Opal Cornwell Wood.
She was preceded in death by her mother; stepfather, Joseph Wood; husband, Melvin Garzee; and sons, Ronald and Randy Jay.
A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Shirley is survived by her children, Richard (Marina) Jay, Lynn Scovil and Lisa (Robert) Fisher; grandson, Michael (Gina) Jay, and their sons, Jonah and Elijah; and step-daughters, Pamela (Ken) Chamberlain and Deborah (Ed) Yocum and their families.
She graduated from Manual Training High School in 1953 and took great pride in her 30-plus-year career at South Side Bank, retiring as Assistant Vice President of Personnel in 1995. Shirley was a member of Creve Coeur Christian Church and served her community through her faith as long as she could. The family extends a special thanks to her "girls," Bobbie and Maria; and the staff of Reflections for their loving care of Shirley.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. Services will be on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. John Plunkett will officiate. Burial will follow the service at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the food pantries of the East Bluff Community Center, 512 E. Kansas, Peoria, IL 61603; or Creve Coeur Christian Church, 101 S. Thorncrest, Creve Coeur, IL 61611.
Words of comfort can be shared with the family at www.woolsey-wilton.com.