Shirley J. Link

Shirley J. Link, 81, of Gillespie passed away at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at Heritage Health of Gillespie.

She was born April 4, 1937, in Litchfield to George A. and Eloise M. (Dike) Teakert. She married Robert H. Link on July 31,1955, in Gillespie; he survives.

Mrs. Link worked as a clerk for the state of Illinois. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and involved with quilting, and was a volunteer for Gillespie Caring Center.

In addition to her husband, surviving are two sons, Robert (Tina) Link and George (Leeann) Link, both of Gillespie; grandchildren, Marissa (Jared) Guiffre of Troy, Trista (Adam) Tallman of Gillespie, Tyler (Jocelyn) Link of Gillespie and Tyanna Link of Gillespie; great-grandchildren, Veronica Guiffre, Brynn Guiffre, Piper Link, Addysyn Tallman and Jaxon Tallman; and two sisters, Judy Boyd and Diana Lyons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Beverly Akers.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Zion Lutheran Church of Gillespie, with Rev. Christine Erdmann officiating. Burial was in Gillespie Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Gillespie-Benld Area Ambulance Service, Zion Lutheran Church or Partnership for Educational Excellence District 7.

Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at kravanyafuneral.com.