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Shirley L. Zippay

December 23, 1929 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 89)


Shirley Lea Zippay, 89, of Litchfield, passed away Tues., July 16, 2019 at 2:20 a.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on Dec. 23, 1929 in Hillsboro, IL, a daughter of Thomas F. & Helen Elizabeth (Weaver) Lewis.  She was a member of Cornerstone Ministries in Benld.

She worked as a clerk at Wal-Mart in Litchfield for several years, Olin Brass Company in Alton and had also taken care of elderly people in their homes.  Shirley enjoyed having her family together for dinners and going out Saturday mornings for breakfast.  She is survived by:


   4 sons,             John (Linda) Davis of Litchfield

                           Kevin Degler of Litchfield

                           Mike (Belinda) Degler of Hillsboro

                           Joe (Adrien) Zippay of Raymond

   2 daughters,    Christina Long of Litchfield

                           Mary (Kevin) Eller of Greenville

   1 brother,         Ramon Mitchell of Canada

   2 sisters,          Ramona Isom of California

                           Barbara Stassi of Alton

   14 grandchildren

   13 great-grandchildren

   3 great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 daughter, Rebecca Little; 3 brothers, William “Bud” Mitchell, Guy Robert Woods, Alvie Woods; 1 sister, Glendora Hemken; & 1 grandson, Brent Alan Degler.


A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.  No visitation will be held.  The family suggests memorials to Cornerstone Missions % Cornerstone Ministries, 322 N. Macoupin St., Gillespie, IL 62033.


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