Lucille M. “Lu” Shirley

Lucille M. “Lu” Shirley

January 18, 1933 – November 7, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, Bertha and Oscar Axley; sister, Marie Edmundson; brother, Donald Axley. Survived by husband, Richard L. Shirley; sons: Steven (Vicki), David (Nancy), James, and Mark (Pamela); 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Wednesday, November 18th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  SERVICES: Thursday, Nov. 19th at 9:30am, West Center Chapel to St. Leo the Great Catholic Church (1920 N. 102nd St.) for MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10am.  Entombment: Calvary Mausoleum.  Memorials are suggested to St. Leo the Great Education Fund, Siena/Francis House, or Roncalli Catholic High School.

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  • Peggy Langholdt Posted November 9, 2020 10:18 am

    Lu had the most beautiful way of caring for friends like one of her own family. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have known and loved her. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to the entire family.

  • daniel r. manfre Posted November 9, 2020 10:41 am

    Prayers of peace and the comfort of knowing she’s in a better place. Take care and God bless.

  • Nancy J Wackerhagen Posted November 10, 2020 7:52 am

    On behalf of the Bertagni Children (Sue, Monsignor Ted, Nancy, Steve, Tina and Jody, we send our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Janet Marie Smith Posted November 10, 2020 9:06 am

    My sweet, beautiful Aunt Lucille, my Godmother at Baptism. I will always remember you as “my favorite” aunt, my role model, my mom’s little sister. I will forever remember your voice from the phone call you made to me on Aug 22. Our Lord arranged that to happen and our laughter and joy will be forever in my mind. Thank you for being my beautiful Aunt. May you rest in the love of the Lord and await my presence one day when we meet again in the Kingdom.
    Your niece, Janet Marie

  • Barb and Dan O’Neill Posted November 10, 2020 9:47 pm

    To our friend Dave, and the entire Shirley family, we would like to send our deepest condolences in your loss. It is never easy to lose a beloved family member, especially as we enter the holiday season. Please cherish the fond memories of your mom and allow those to strengthen you. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
    Take care of yourselves.
    Barb and Dan O’Neill

  • Peg Fleissner Posted November 11, 2020 1:07 pm

    Condolences, Dave and Nancy. It looks like our moms may have walked through the gates about the same time. They passed the same day with the same disease and now are being attended to by Heafey.. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Debbie Edmundson Kirchner Posted November 11, 2020 7:03 pm

    My mom always said that I was so much like my Aunt Lu. I’ve always been proud of that!! I love you so much and will miss you deeply. Til we meet again…💜💕

  • Rozanne Kenney Posted November 16, 2020 5:58 pm

    My thoughts & prayers are with the Shirley family.
    She was a lovely person.

  • Marcia Bredar Posted November 17, 2020 7:22 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lu was always a bright light and I will miss seeing her with Dick at St. Leo’s.

  • Jerome and Terri Manfre Posted November 17, 2020 8:18 am

    She was a mother to us as well and our heartache goes out to all. Lu’s spirit is always around us. Our deepest condolences

  • Kiley Maria Posted November 17, 2020 3:00 pm

    Lou was such an amazing person with the biggest heart and a wonderful laugh. She was a blessing from above, and will be truly missed. Prayers for all of the Ohana.

  • Dana DeBels Tramountanas Posted November 17, 2020 4:07 pm

    May our Lord bless sweet Aunt Lucille’s soul and comfort all of those who loved her.. We are all so sorry for your loss Uncle Dick and family.. She was a strong and loving woman and that shall continue to be true as her soul lives on . I am confident that she sends her prayers toward you all and that she will place her words in your minds from time to time..Memory eternal,, beautiful Aunt.

  • Jeff Edmundson Posted November 19, 2020 10:55 am

    Sending many prayers to all of you. I will miss Aunt Lucille greatly and will keep you all in my heart.

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