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Shirley Mae O'Neil, 96, of Rockford passed away peacefully on Monday, August 21 in Swedish American Hospital. Born August 19, 1921 in Rockford; the daughter of Henry and Adeline (Raddatz) Lundine. She was a graduate of Rockford Central High School class of 1940. Following graduation Shirley worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Co. and later for Howard C Monk Advertising Agency. She married James O'Neil on April 6, 1947 in Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rockford. Together they raised three children and served actively in their church. Shirley was a loving mother, wonderful homemaker and enjoyed hosting family gatherings and holidays. As her children grew older she returned to the part-time workforce as a lunch lady, and sales positions at JC Penney and Stone's Hallmark.
Our family would like to thank those who helped us take care of mom in her home; Comfort Keepers Cindy, Joy, Debbie, and Cheryl and Gina, her hair stylist. Survivors include children John (Margaret) of Loves Park, Sue (Len) Eggum of Rockton, and Jeffrey of Rockford; grandson Eric Eggum (Lindsey Merkle) of Chicago, and granddaughter Dawn Richardson of Rockford, brother Donald (Lois) Lundine, sister-in-law Elaine Lundine, brother in law Art Sinden, several nieces, nephews. Predeceased by husband James, brother LeRoy Lundine, and sister Carol Sinden.
Funeral Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017 in Redeemer Lutheran Church, 827 16th Street, Rockford. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials to Redeemer Lutheran Church.

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  1. Paul Bertolasi

    Sorry to read of your mothers passing. She was always a great lady and person. She tried her best to keep us on the straight and narrow, she succeeded, most of the time. My email.....

  2. Judy Ream Davis

    I remember this beautiful person, wife, mother, grandmother, as well as cousin. I can remember her hearty laughter and her warm hugs as well as how excited she was when I came to their 50th anniversary with my flower girl dress. She was surrounded by a loving and caring family and I was always so honored to be included in their family celebrations. Please send my love to Don and Lois, Elaine, and Art. LOve, Judy

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