The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

October 25, 2012

Shirley Schofield


DANVILLE — Shirley Schofield, 85, of Danville, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 23, 2012.

Shirley was born June 28, 1927, in Rankin, to Robert Sloan and Mildred (Leemon) Sloan.

She married Stanley Schofield on Sept. 8, 1946. He survives.

Other survivors include two sons, Bruce (Barbara) Schofield of Danville, and Brad Schofield of Ogden; one daughter, Marcia Schofield of Danville; three grandsons, Andrew (Kim) Schofield, Travis (Blake) Schofield and Robert (Melissa) Raguet-Schofield; and four beloved great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; young brother, James; and her sister, Pat.

Shirley graduated from Danville Area Community College with an associate’s degree in child care and went on to work at the DACC Child Development Center as a teacher and later as a department administrator.

She was an active member of the Governor Bradford Chapter NSDAR and served as the defense chairman. Shirley was not only talented at arts and crafts, but able to teach others as well through seminars and classes. She loved to decorate for the holidays and would bake a cookie tree each Christmas that the neighborhood children would look forward to eating. Shirley loved bird watching, gardening and teaching and found joy in arranging a hootenanny for her friends and families.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 27, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville, with the Rev. Gordan Edgington officiating. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.

Memorials can be made in Shirley’s name to the Governor Bradford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution to be used for their charitable works.

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