Shirley J. Wilkerson

Shirley J. Wilkerson
, nee Easton, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, May 28, 1928, in East St. Louis, IL, died Saturday, November 27, 2010, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Mrs. Wilkerson was retired as a Radiology Transcriptionist for Memorial and St. Elizabeth's Hospitals.

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Parents: James and Leona nee Smith Easton
  • Aunt: Ethel Lebruska
  • Uncles
    • William "Bud" Smith
    • Clarence "Smokey" Smith

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters
    • Susan Smith of Belleville, IL
    • Patricia "Trish" (Mel) Hughes of St. Louis, MO
  • Grandchilden
    • Jeremy Skelton
    • Joshua Skelton

Special thanks: The family wishes to thank the staff at Four Fountains Nursing Home, Memorial Hospital, and Hospice of Southern Illinois for all their care.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4-8 P.M., Monday, November 29, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois. 

Condolences left for Shirley J. Wilkerson:

    Susan and Trish,

    Your mom was a very special friend to my Mom and we all have such wonderful memories of her. Please accept our heartfelt sympathies.

    Our thoughts are with you,
    Susan and the Jarrett family

    Susan (Jarrett) Leahy Millstadt IL 62260

    We are sorry for your loss and extend our love and support for your family.

    Tanya Sawyer & Family Fairview Heights IL 62208

    Hi Susan & Trish,
    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Keith Brumley let me know, since I live in Idaho.
    Your mom was a very special person. My mom certainly enjoyed the Saturday mornig hair appointment.
    I remember your mom saying to her and others "Oh you kid".
    It's a hard thing, but I know you'll get through it.
    Take care, and please accept our condolences.
    Rick & Trish

    Rick Schreiber Boise Idaho 83709

    Susan & Trish: So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. We enjoyed living next door to your family on Merriweather all those years. I know my Mom thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent with your Mom and Ivy Schneider. I'll never forget a kindness from your Mom when I worked in downtown E. St. Louis in 1965. I became very sick at work and you had to take 2 buses, neither of which was coordinated so that you didn't have to wait at least 1/2 hour for the connecting bus in Edgemont so I called your Mom and she came all the way down to E. St. Louis and picked me up. No excuses, no hesitation -she just dropped what she was doing and came to get me. That's the kind of person your Mom was - thoughtful and giving. Having lost all of my family except Rick in Idaho, I know what you are feeling, especially this time of year. Please accept my deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. God be with you both in your time of sorrow.

    Joyce Ess (nee Schreiber) Fairview Heights IL 62208