VIENNA — Shirley Joyce (Jones) Muckley, 79, passed away peacefully at St. Louis University Hospital with her children at her side on the afternoon of Oct. 31, 2019.
She was born on April 3, 1940, in Vienna, to Glenn Delene Jones and Helen (Mescher) Jones.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Ann Muckley of Herrin; and her son, John Glenn (Karen) Muckley of Rochester, New York.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.
Shirley was a graduate of Vienna High School class of 1958; she then attended SIU where she graduated with a master's degree in education. She dedicated and enjoyed her life of teaching and counseling her students, family, and friends, where she was able to enrich the personal growth and development of the youth with whom she worked.
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She also dedicated many years of service by volunteering on the Herrin Library Board. Shirley had a great love of reading and spending time outdoors, where she loved to go hunting and fishing.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. The Rev. Dr. Joe Richard will officiate. Burial will be in Cypress Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Herrin Library Board or to Conservation for Kids.
To share a memory of Shirley or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, visit www.baileyfh.com.