Shirley Mae Lightfoot, 84, of Carterville, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2020, at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carterville, with Fr. Joseph Brown officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the church. DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS RELATED TO COVID-19: facial coverings are required; social distancing yourself from others; and refrain from hugging.
Shirley was born November 19, 1935, in Addieville, to Emil and Irene (Oeltjen) Fenner. The family moved to Belleville, where she attended Belleville High School, graduating in 1953. Later, she attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale from 1954-1958, where she met her first husband, Robert Burns, of Cairo. They married in 1959 and he preceded her in death in 1975. Shirley later married David Lightfoot, of Carterville, at the First Christian Church in Carterville, on April 9, 1977. She met David while she was employed by Illinois Department of Public Aid, where she worked for 25 years.
Shirley loved to cook and sew and would often bake 40 dozen yeast rolls to sell for fundraisers for the Williamson County Historical Society to which she generously donated her time.
In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald and Glen.
Survivors include, husband, David Lightfoot; step-son, Kevin Lightfoot; step-daughter, Beth (Darryl) Kern; step-grandchildren, Brandon Kern, Evan (Abby) Kern, and Ian Kern.
Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church or to St. Francis Animal Shelter.
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Holy Spirit Catholic Church
300 N. Pine Street, Carterville IL 62918
St. Francis Animal Care
6228 Country Club Road, Murphysboro IL 62966