Catholic 02

Mildred Louise (Shoemaker) Sullivan

August 24, 1926 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary Image


Mildred Louise (Weezie the Pie Lady) Sullivan, 94, of Streator passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Visitation for Louise will be Friday from 4-6PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10AM at the St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be sons, John, Robert, and Edward and grandsons Scott Sullivan and Tom & Todd Walker.

Louise was born August 24, 1926 in Jasper County, IL to Joseph & Agnes (Bickers) Shoemaker. She married John L. Sullivan on September 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on August 4, 2005.

Surviving are her children, John (Sally) Sullivan of Streator, Robert (Dianna) Sullivan of Odell, Nancy Sullivan of Streator, Debbie Holder of Ignacio, CO, Angela Sullivan of Streator, and Edward (Beth) Sullivan of Kankakee, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, son Donald in infancy, sons-in-law Forest Holder and Mike Walker, brothers Dale, James, and Bob and sisters Marie Shoemaker and Dora Belle Willms.

She was formerly employed at Owens Illinois Glass, Elks Lodge# 591, Dixies, she owned and operated the Sip-n-Bite, and currently working at the Country Cupboard for 32 years, baking 10 – 15 pies per day with a total of over 87,000 pies. Louise was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Altar and Rosary Society, AARP, and the VFW Auxiliary.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mildred Louise (Shoemaker) Sullivan, please visit our floral store.


November 6, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Winterrowd Funeral Home
305 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois (IL) 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
November 7, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
711 Lundy Street
Streator, IL 61364

© 2020 Winterrowd Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy