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Shirley Mae Kinney

November 30, 1934 ~ April 23, 2017 (age 82)

Shirley Mae Kinney of Dupo, Illinois passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at her home, having attained the age of 82 years, 4 months and 23 days.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri on November 30, 1934, she was the daughter of Jack ands Margaret “Marge” Hurston, nee Boehler.

Shirley was a factory worker and a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in East Carondelet, Illinois.

Preceding her in death besides her parents, were her husbands, Lester “Gene” Kinney and Edsel French; her sister, Patricia Collins and her brother-in-law, Robert Leslie.

Surviving are her children, Barbara (Johnnie) Richardson of Dupo, Illinois, Gary (Mary) Kinney of Smithton, Illinois and Michael (Donna Carroll) French of Lenzburg, Illinois; her step-children, Jeanie (Ricky) Richardson of Dupo, Illinois and Felicia Kinney of Smithton, Illinois; her sister, Wanda Leslie of Dupo, Illinois; her brother-in-law, Ronnie Collins of Affton, Missouri; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 7640 Triple Lake Road, East Carondelet, Illinois with Pastor Schmidt officiating.

The Creason Funeral Home in Millstadt, Illinois is assisting the family.


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