Shirley C. Gili

Shirley C. Gili, age 75 of Collinsville, IL born December 26, 1941 in Collinsville, IL passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Sycamore Village Assisted Living in Swansea, IL. 

Shirley was a retired contracts administrator for the U.S. Air Force.  She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Collinsville.  She loved to shop at Macy’s, travel, and spend time with her grandkids. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Elnora nee Reimler Sonnenberg; her husband, John P. Gili, whom she married May 9, 1964; a brother, Raymond Sonnenberg; two sisters:  Bessie Harris and Linda Wiseman; and a nephew, James Harris. 

She is survived by two daughters:  Teresa Gili of Collinsville and Jacquelyn (Michael) Hostetter of Collinsville; a son, John C. (Mendy) Gili of Troy, IL; five grandchildren:  Lauren and Kyle Hostetter, Zachary Gili, and Christopher and Alex Morgan; two brothers:  Walter “Pipe” Sonnenberg of Collinsville and Al (Nancy) Sonnenberg of Montrose, IA; a niece, Barbara Shaffer of Collinsville; numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial visitation will be from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at St. John United Church of Christ, 307 West Clay, Collinsville, IL. 

Memorial service will be at 1pm at the church with Rev. Katie Jo Bielke officiating.  Burial will be in St. John Cemetery, Collinsville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Warren Billhartz Animal Shelter, and will be received during the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home.

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