Shirley M. Truex Posted: 2020-05-20 15:09:17


Shirley M. Truex, 86, of Huntley, died peacefully May 18, 2020
A private family funeral Mass will be celebrated. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. Everyone is encouraged to leave a message or share of memory of Shirley at
Shirley was born April 30, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Elbert and Helen Serig. On July 21, 1961 she married Gary Lee Truex. She worked as a school teacher until her retirement. She was a member of the American Association of University Women, the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, a member of St. Mary Church and St. Mary Senior Club as well as a member of the Sun City Garden Club. Shirley was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her children, Gregory (Eleanor) Truex, Deidre (David) Arnold and by her grandchildren, Laura, Robert, John, Caroline, Bradley and Elizabeth. She is also survived by her brother, Dale (Nicolette) Serig.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Norlene and by her husband.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772.

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Ronda Goldman 2020-05-21 10:56:12

I was so shocked to read about Shirley's death today in the newspaper. She was a classy person who was always perfectly dressed. She was kind, darling, and fun to be around. To her family: I am so very sorry about the loss of your mother/grandmother. I had no idea she was even 86 as she had a lot of energy, looked younger, and seemed to be healthy.

Mary Novak 2020-05-21 17:29:39

Shirley was like a piece of sunshine, always smiling . She was always dressed and ready for anything. She loved to entertain. We had many parties at her home, and out . She loved people and was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She was a true friend that I will dearly miss. May she rest in peace.

Carole Laude Pechi 2020-05-23 18:10:22

Greg and Dede- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Carole Laude Pechi

Carol Noonan 2020-05-25 11:53:54

I am so sorry for your loss. First time I met Shirley I couldn’t believe her energy and so put together. Beautiful Smile.

Carol Noonan 2020-05-25 12:15:11

I am so sorry for your loss. First time I met Shirley I couldn’t believe her energy and so put together. Beautiful Smile.