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Shirley R. Patheal, 63, of Berlin, died at 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Shirley was born October 7, 1949 in Springfield, the daughter of Bertha Nation Hamrick. She married Edwin "Ed" Patheal on January 14, 1975 in Rock Island, IL. Shirley graduated from Springfield High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. She worked as a beautician for Marcy's and Georgia's Salons and for the State of Illinois as an Input Operator for the Department of Public Aid. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, arts and crafts, and won several ribbons at State and County fairs. She also enjoyed traveling to South Dakota. She was preceded in death by her mother, Bertha Hamrick. She is survived by her husband, Ed of Berlin; two sons, Victor I. Patheal of Springfield and Jeff C. Patheal of Berlin; siblings, Ernie (wife, Marilyn) Hamrick of Peoria, AZ, David Hamrick, Karen Hamrick, and Bertha Ann "Bertie" Esslinger and companion Bill Good, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center.

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