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Healey, M. Shirley
M. Shirley Healey, 85, of Dahinda, IL, died at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday August 11, 2010 in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.

She was born November 3, 1924 in Peoria, Ill. the daughter of Vincent and Mary Irene Housh Cissell. She married John R. Healey on August 1, 1942 in Kahoka, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 16, 2003.

She is survived by one son, John Michael (Betsy) Healey of Woodland, Texas; two daughters, Carol (Neil) Neckolaishen of Knoxville, Ill. and Patricia (Lyndon) Sauter of Galesburg; 15 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and two sisters, Marty (John) Melton of Galesburg and Karline (Dan) Bendixon of Elgin, Ill. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel M. on June 13, 2004, a brother, and five sisters.
Shirley worked in the coil room at the former Gale Products Division of Outboard Marine Corporation for 20 years, retiring in 1982. She was a devoted Catholic and a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic Academy in 1943. Shirley loved being outside, especially working in her yard. She also enjoyed visitors, never wanting anyone to leave hungry. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 15, 2010 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 in Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Following the Mass, Shirleys body will be cremated with burial 10 a.m. Tuesday in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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