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Shirley D. Presnell
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Obituary for Shirley D. Presnell

PEORIA – Shirley D. Presnell, 94, of Peoria, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Rosewood Care Center of Peoria.

She was born on June 22, 1923, in Peoria to William H. and Lucy C. (Lines) Blackwell. Shirley married William R. Presnell on July 6, 1952. He preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2015.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Presnell of Peoria, and Sharon Nott of Macomb, IL; and one granddaughter, Kimberly Nott of Macomb. Also surviving is one sister, Sandra Blackwell of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Beverley Schmidt; one brother, William Blackwell, Jr.; and her son-in-law, Richard Nott.

She was 1945 graduate of Bradley University in Peoria. She worked at LeTourneau Westinghouse for 3 years and at Commercial National Bank for 10 years.

Shirley was a 78 year member of First Christian Church in Peoria, where she served in numerous capacities, including chairman of the Administrative Board and was an Elder Emeritus. She was a member of Church Women United, serving as president from 1973-1974. She received the Valiant Women Award in 2005. She was a member of the Proctor Hospital Auxiliary, serving as president from 2002-2003.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Rosewood and UnityPoint Hospice for their compassion and support during this difficult time.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at First Christian Church, in Peoria with Rev. Karen Merrick officiating. A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wed., May 16, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria and also one hour prior to the service on Thur., May 17, at the church. Burial will take place at Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial donations may be made to First Christian Church, 6400 N. University Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

16

May

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

Visitation

Thursday

17

May

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Christian Church of Peoria

6400 N. University
Peoria, IL 61614

Service

Thursday

17

May

11:00 AM
First Christian Church of Peoria

6400 N. University
Peoria, IL 61614

Cemetery Details

Location

Parkview Cemetery

2001 N. University
Peoria, IL 61604

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