Shirley Irene Newkirk (79) of Yale

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Published on March 7 2013 3:58 pm

Shirley Irene Newkirk, age 79, of Yale, IL passed away at 5:55 a.m. on March 7, 2013 at Lakeland Rehab & Health Care Center in Effingham, IL.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 on Sunday March 10, 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery rural Rose Hill, IL.

Shirley was born on January 13, 1934 in Greenup, IL to Ray & Esther (Kitchen) Timmons. She married Harry Newkirk on December 24, 1952 and he preceded her in death on November 14, 2010. Surviving are children Phyllis (Jake) Miller of West Union, Allen Newkirk (Life mate Bob Keefe) of Woodridge, IL, Fern (Mark) Kingery of Martinsville, IL, Sylvia (Rod) Nethery of Newton, IL, Donald (Kathy) Newkirk of Yale, IL; Sister Corillis Kay Morey of Marshall; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren with another due in July. She was also preceded by her parents and one infant daughter Nancy Sue Newkirk.

Shirley was a homemaker and worked at Ettelbrick Shoe in Greenup and E.R. Moore in Newton, IL. She was member of the Cummins United Methodist Church rural Yale. Memorials can be made to the Cummins Church.

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