Geneseo, IL Shirley Ann Gunter 65 of Bevier, MO formerly of Colona, IL died Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at her home. Funeral Services will be 10:30 am Tuesday at Vandemore Funeral Home LTD, Geneseo. Rev. Russell Heatherly will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Corners Cemetery, Colona, IL. Visitation will be from 4 - 7pm Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be left to the Shirley Gunter memorial fund c/o Service Plus Credit Union, 2110 53rd St., Moline, IL 61265.
Shirley was born July 25, 1939 in Palmyra, MO the daughter of Burl Q. and Eva (Reddick) Hipkins, Sr. She was a 1957 graduate of United Township High School, East Moline. Shirley married C. Dale Allison November, 1957 in Green Rock, IL of this union were 6 children; he preceded her in death. She married Carl "Buck" Gunter April 28, 1971, Colona, IL. She worked as an operator at Toastmaster Inc. in Macon, MO for many years. She was an avid Elvis Presley fan. Shirley enjoyed going to yard sales, cake decorating, collecting angels and cookie jars, and most of all being with her family!
A special thank you to friends Duane & Martha Hiday, and Zora Pryor, for their kindness during mom's life.
Survivors include: Her Husband Carl, Bevier, MO 3 Sons & Spouses Mike (Donna) Allison, Collinsville, IL Ross Mitchell (Aleshia) Allison, Fort Campbell, KY Mark (Connie) Allison, Woodhull, IL 3 Daughters & Spouses Shirley (Mark) Ziegenbein, Carbon Cliff, IL Helen Allison, Rock Island, IL Eva Rene Pelegrin, East Moline, IL 18 Grandchildren 6 Great Grandchildren 3 Brothers & Spouses Earl "Ralph" (Sandy) Hipkins Geneseo, IL Ronald (Cora) Hipkins, Geneseo, IL Raymond (Dorothy) Hipkins, Benton, KY 1 Sister & Spouse Maryland (George) Beaver, Hunnewell, MO
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 Brothers Burl Hipkins, Jr, John Wayne Hipkins, a sister Lena Hipkins, and their beloved dog Jose.