Dewitt Obits

Shirley Joy Gill

Shirley Joy Gill, 80, passed away at 9:41 a.m. on December 8, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family.


Shirley was born on February 14, 1938 in Mt. Erie Township, IL; daughter of Bertram Wesley Sr. and Rosalind Modena (Best) Gillum. She married Glenn Gill Sr. on September 16, 1956 in Mt. Pulaski, IL. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2012.


Surviving Shirley are her children: Pamela (Eddie) Johnson and Brian (Bobbie) Gill; one brother: Paul W. (Fern) Gillum; one sister: Theara Sue (John Michael) Werschey; fifteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters: Shirlene Gill and Rosalind Biggs, two sons: Jeffrey Wade Gill and Glenn Gill Jr, and her siblings: Bertram Wesley Gillum Jr., Donald W. Gillum, and Jerry W. Gillum.


Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lincoln, IL for many years. She loved spending time with her family and will be missed very much by them.


Services for Shirley will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday December 18, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Tami Werschey-Kessinger. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Monday December 17, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Burial at Mt. Pulaski Cemetery will follow the service. Memorials may be made in Shirley’s name to Safe Haven Hospice.