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Shirley Ann Motto


Shirley Ann Motto, 90, of Gillespie, passed away at Heritage Health in Gillespie, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022 at 7:50 p.m.

She was born March 10, 1932, in Gillespie, to Thad Durken and Jeanette (Kliest) Durken.

She married Jimmie Lee “Rick” Motto on Oct. 25, 1952 in Gillespie.

Shirley was a  homemaker, operator of Mud Hen Ceramics and One of A Kind Jewelry. Shirley also enjoyed painting, shopping and Bingo.

She is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Pinkston of Mount Olive, Jody Ann (Matthew) Hunt of Peoria; son, Jimmie Alan (Patty Wirth) Motto of St. Louis, MO; grandchildren, Jody Michelle (John) Aiello Carriker, Thad Eilert (Karen) Hunt, ReJeana (Christopher) Hager; step grandchildren, Elisha Pinkston, Adam (Katie) Pinkston, Jessica (Josh) Koniak; great-grandchildren, ReJeana Carriker, Elias Hager, Everett Hager, Elden Hager; step great grandchildren, Remington, Aiden, Alyssa, Gunner.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jimmie Lee Motto; son in law, Brian Pinkston.

Services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 at  Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie with  Rev. Dennis Hill officiating.  Burial will be at Gillespie Cemetery in Gillespie, IL.

Memorials are suggested to  St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.