Shirley Fillinger (82) of Kankakee, formerly of Newton


Published on August 9 2012 11:24 am

Shirley Fillinger, age 82, of Kankakee, IL. formerly of Newton, IL. passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Westwood Oaks Retirement Community In Kankakee, IL.

Shirley was born on September 20, 1929 in Chicago, IL. She retired after several years as a Registered Nurse, was an avid genealogist, enjoyed reading, crosswords, and especially enjoyed spending time with family.

Shirley is survived by her children; Suzanne (Dennis) Downs of Chebanse, IL., John (Louise) Fillinger of Kuttawa, KY., Julia (Jim Casey) Bailey of Bourbonnais, IL., and Mathew Fillinger of Candia N.H., grandchildren; Tanya (Sean) Bowsher of Cisco, IL., Tari (Andy Roselius) Wilder Crescent City, IL., Catherine (Greg) Arnett of Caro, MI., Jake Fillinger of Northridge, CA., Kristy (Jermaine) Reed of Paducah, KY., and Adam (Stephanie Ducat) Bailey of Monee, IL., and 12 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-laws June Kay and Irene (Floyd) Reynolds both of Newton, IL and a brother-in-law Lorene Fillinger of Whitleyville, TN.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lindell Fillinger, her parents Harold and Ethel Baker Brannock and foster parents; Dr. A. P. and Inez Baker Milliken and a granddaughter Sarah Bailey.

A time of gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 5pm-8pm at Schreffler Life Story Funeral Homes Bourbonnais Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 11am at Schreffler Life Story Funeral Homes Bourbonnais Chapel. Interment will take place on Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1pm at Trexler Cemetery in Newton, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorials to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be appreciated.

Please visit Shirley’s personal memory page at, where you can archive a memory or photo and sign her memorial book online.