Shirley Mason

May 2, 1935 - June 29, 2014

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Shirley J. Mason, 79, of Ferges, passed away 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her residence.

Shirley was the former church custodian of the First United Methodist Church in Herrin and formerly worked for Beldan Electricial in Chicago.

She attended the Third Baptist Church in Marion and Ferges Free Methodist Church.

Shirley was born May 2, 1935 in Ferges, IL to Elzie and Mabel Grace (Veatch) Mason.

Surviving are three sisters and a brother-in-law, Neva Brenningmeyer of Huntsville, TX, Bernadine and William Pierce of Newburgh, IN, Doris Fisher of Marion; sister-in-law, Doris Faye Mason of Hemet, CA and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob Mason and Gene Mason; brother-in-law, Earl Brenningmeyer and a niece, Barbara Fisher.

Private family graveside rites will be Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin with Rev. Scott Kallem officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin. Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung Street, Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959 or to a charity of the donorís choice; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.