Shirley H. Beers

| May 23, 2018

Shirley (Hessenauer) Beers went to meet her Heavenly Father at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Born in Pekin, Illinois on January 23, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Sheldon V. and Lucille (Bowley) Montague. She was employed at Owens-Illinois for 35 years, retiring in 1983. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Brighton, Illinois.

Shirley married Harold “Bookie” Hessenauer on September 16, 1950, in Brighton, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 25, 1999. On July 6, 2001, she married Harold Beers in Shippenville at the Lutheran Church, where she became a member. He survives.

Also surviving are five step-children, Karl Beers of Millville, DE, Darla Beers of Carson City, NV, Douglas Beers of Brighton, IL, Dawn Aaron, of Lucinda, Glen Beers of Clarion; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. She is survived by a niece, Gayla (Montague) Erlenbush, of Minier, IL; one grandniece, one grandnephew, and several great-great-nieces and -nephews; nephews and nieces of the late Joanne and Dale Onits, Robert and Della Ontis, of Winston-Salem, NC; and many great-nieces and -nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph V. Montague.

Arrangements are under the care of the Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in Clarion. There will be no visitation. A memorial service and dinner will be arranged in the near future. Interment will be at Memorial Gardens in Bethalto, Illinois.

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