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THOMPSONVILLE — Shirley Malone, 82, of Thompsonville, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at her home in Marion.

Shirley was born June 22, 1936, in Herrin, the daughter of Harry “Bill” and Sadie (Mabry) Eskew.

She married Donald Malone on June 2, 1956, in Johnston City, and together they shared over 61 years of marriage.

Shirley was a homemaker and she loved animals.

Survivors include her daughter, Shelley Malone of Marion; son, Kendall Malone of Thompsonville; half-sisters, Cozett Eskew of Herrin, and Carmen Malone of Reno, Nevada; several nieces and nephews; and many close friends.

She was preceded by her parents; husband; and son, Douglas Malone.

In accordance with her wishes, she will be cremated. There will be no services. Burial will be in Dillingham Cemetery. Blue Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials in Shirley’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home, 1704 North Court Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.

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