Shirley J. Martin

Aug 25th, 1932 - Sep 18th, 2020


Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

Tue, Sep. 22nd, 2020 1:00 PM


Egyptian Memorial Gardens

Tue, Sep. 22nd, 2020 2:00 PM

Shirley J. Martin, age 88, of Marion, passed away at 8:20am on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Fifth Season Residential Assisted Living Center in Marion.

Shirley was born in Williamson County on August 25, 1932, the daughter of Harley and Edith (Springhart) Brush. She married Dennis McCree in Carterville in 1952. He preceded her in death in 1967.  She later married Joe Byrne in 1976 in Williamson County. He preceded her in death in 1995.  In 1996, she married L.G. Martin in Harrisburg. He preceded her in death in 2005.

Prior to her retirement, she had been a sewing teacher at Singer Sewing Machine Company. Shirley had also worked at the Marion V.A. Medical Center.

Survivors include her son- Dennis Laughten McCree of Marion

Son-in-law- Ed Rodriguez of Marion

Daughter-in-law- Connie McCree of Marion

Three Grandchildren- Laughton McCree of Metropolis

     Nathan Rodriguez of Marion

      Erin McCree of Marion

Sister- Myrna and Tom Litton of Marion

She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands, daughter- Natalie Rodriguez, son- Frank McCree, two sisters- Ina Absher and Maxine Klope, and one brother- Harley Brush, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will follow at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Gilbert & Kay Jackson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 20, 2020

    Myrna & Tom, praying for you and your family during the loss of your sister. God bless you all.

  • Guest: Sandy Simpson

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: September 26, 2020

    Just read that Shirley passed away. I thought she was a great lady. Prayers for the family.

  • Guest: Donna Slaughter

    From: Marion,, Illinois

    Date: September 26, 2020

    I will miss my dear friend Shirley and bingo partner you will be missed. Rest in Peace.. Donna