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Shirley Ann Gielow

April 19, 1942 — September 24, 2023

Grand Ridge

 

Shirley A. Gielow, 81 of Grand Ridge passed away Sunday (September 24, 2023) at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Ottawa.

A visitation will be held Sunday from 4 – 6 PM at the Grand Ridge Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6PM.  A private family burial will be in the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery, Ottawa.

Shirley was born on April 19, 1942, in Kilbourne, IL to James and Mary (Malone) Harmon.  She married Kenneth Gielow on August 29, 1983.  He survives.

Also surviving is a daughter Jacqueline (Rich) Fairbanks of Grand Ridge, Stepchildren, JoEllen (John Sullivan) Gielow of Delaware, Randy Gielow of Peru, Lynn (Ricky) Camatti of Standard, Ken (Mischelle) Gielow of McNabb, Lisa Ann (Jim) Powell of Johnson City, TN and Bobby Phillips of Johnson City, TN, 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, brother, Jim (Shirley) Harmon of Ottawa, sisters, Linda (Bill Pierson) Wilkerson of Shorewood, Donna (Dave) Emerich of Ottawa, Teresa Harmon of Utah, sister in law Mary Harmon of Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers John, David and Ernie, sisters, Rose Marie Goss, Elsie Harmon, Sally Perez, Mary Lue Whalen, sister-in-law Laurie Harmon.

Shirley graduated from Ottawa High School in 1960.  She retired from AT & T and Snap on Tool.  She was very active with the Grand Ridge Emergency Fund for many years and was a former mayor and council member of Grand Ridge.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Grand Ridge Emergency Fund.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shirley Ann Gielow, please visit our flower store.

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