Shirley A. Sonnenberg

Shirley A. Sonnenberg, age 79 of Collinsville, IL, born June 30, 1935, in Litchfield, IL, passed away at 8:10am on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at Liberty Village Care Center in Maryville, IL.

Shirley was a loving wife and beautiful mother of five children and enjoyed being a homemaker, and was a dear friend of many.  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.  She was also a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and the YMCA in Edwardsville, IL.  She was also an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and overall sports fan.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Sonnnenberg; parents, Cecil Cooper and Fern nee Doolin Cooper; a son, Michael Sonnenberg; and two sisters: Betty Putty and LaVerne Murphy.

She is survived by a son, Don ( Lynn) Sonnenberg of Collinsville, IL; three daughters:  Vickie O’Neill of Maryville, IL, Pat (Tony) Frey of Glen Carbon, IL, and Debbie Mitchell of Virginia Beach, VA; and five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Visitation will be from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday, October 31, 2014, at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00am on Saturday, November 1, 2014, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL, with Pastor Michael Walther officiating.  Burial will be in Friedens Cemetery in Troy, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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