We Live in Hearts We Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell

Shirley Ann Lillard

A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 9, 2015 for 78 year old Shirley Ann Lillard of Chester, IL who died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at her home in Chester, IL.

Shirley was born May 20, 1936 in Chester, IL, the daughter of Clemens and Gladys (Douglas) Roth. She married Robert Marcinkowska on April 14, 1956 and he preceded her in death on November 19, 1969. She later married James Paul Lillard on April 30, 1977 in Sparta, IL and he preceded her in death on September 16, 2009.

Survivors include four children, Marge Sanders of O’Fallon, IL and William, Robert and Barry Marcinkowska all of Chester, IL. One step-son, Michael Lillard of Chester, IL. One sister, Jackie Shaver of Mendota, IL. Two brothers, John Roth of Chester, IL and Gene Roth of Gulf Shores, AL. Many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one sister, one step son and one step-grandson.

Visitation will be from 8am to 1pm Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL.

A funeral service for 78 year old Shirley Lillard will be held at 1pm Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester, IL with Father Leo Hayes officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Chester, IL.

Memorials can be made to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Ava, IL or to the American Cancer Society.