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Shirley Fay Matules, age 85, of Herrin, passed away peacefully at 8:27pm on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Herrin Hospital.
Shirley was born in Christopher, Illinois on July 9, 1934, the daughter of Desmond Lee and Blanch Marie (McGhee) Rogers. She married Jack Ray Matules in Peoria, Illinois on December 15, 1961. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1996.
In Shirley’s younger years, she enjoyed bowling and working with ceramics. Later in life, she enjoyed BINGO, in which she was very lucky most of the time. That luck carried over in her interest for the Casino. More than anything, Shirley loved the time spent with her family and the simple comfort of her own home.
Daughter- Barbara Kay Whiteside of Herrin
Son- James Lloyd Johnson of Dallas, Texas
Son- Randall Desmond Johnson of Meridian, Idaho
Daughter- Rebecca Lynn and Andy Cook of Boise, Idaho
Son-in-law- Leo Waldron of Springhill, Florida
Ten Great Grandchildren
Two Brothers- Joseph Lee Rogers of Peoria
Desmond Lee Rogers, Jr. of Pinckneyville
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son- Roger Eugene Johnson, Daughter- Lisa Gayle Waldron, three brothers- James Floyd Rogers, Howard Wayne Rogers, and Kenneth Eugene Rogers, two sisters- Joyce Ann Curtis and Virginia Louis Smith.
The family will hold private memorial services at a later date to celebrate Shirley’s life. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with final arrangements.
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