Shirley Lucille Link, 78 of Benld, died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 2:25 p.m. She was born on August 29, 1940, in Jerseyville to James McCaherty and Theresa “Lucille” Dabbs McCaherty.
She was a registered nurse for a hospital. Shirley was an avid card player.
She is survived by her children, Rhonda (Ron) Heyen of Gillespie, Theresa Franks of Wilmington, NC, and Brenda (Deane) Martin of Butler, IL; grandchildren, Michael (Jane) Heyen, Mitchell (Denise) Heyen, Meredith Johnston, Emma Franks, Sabrey (Doug) Ball, Tara (Colin) Quinn, and Erin (Troy Lamprecht) Martin; 11 great grandchildren; siblings, Anna (Dale) Jarman of Jerseyville, Carole Jean Feazell of Jacksonville, FL, and Linda McCaherty of Springfield; several nieces and nephews; and former husband, Mike Link of Cottage Hills.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Brandon Heyen; sister, Mary Lou McCaherty; and son in law, Charles Franks.
Friends may call on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Memorial services are Thursday, June 27, 2019, at 11:00 AM at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie. Inurnment will be in Bethel Ridge Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the National Federation of the Blind. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.