Shirley Newberry Mlekush


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Posted Online: Dec. 03, 2012, 5:19 pm
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Shirley A. Newberry Mlekush, 77, of Rock Island passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at her home.
Memorial services celebrating Shirley's life are 2 p.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. The Rev. Gregory Mayer, pastor of First Lutheran Church, Rock Island, will officiate. Visitation is noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan.
Shirley was born on Aug. 14, 1935, in Virginia, Ill., a daughter of Dale and Helen Trenter Newberry.
She retired from Sunset Marina, Rock Island.
Shirley was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rock Island. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed going to church on Sunday, a good book, the movies, television and card club with the girls.
Surviving are her four children, Scott (Valerie) Varner, Largo, Fla., Roxanne (Charles) Carter, Rock Island, Bradley (Navi) Mlekush, Clearwater, Fla., and Shawn (Amanda Howard) Mlekush, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Gerald (Donna) Newberry, Milan, and Ron (Cindy) Newberry, Milan; several cousins; nieces; and nephews; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren with a 10th great-grandchild due very soon. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Herbert Newberry; sister, Jill Albert; and her lifetime buddies, cats named Middy and Lucky.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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