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Shirley Kay McLaughlin

Shirley Kay McLaughlin

Shirley Kay McLaughlin, age 70, of Quincy, formerly of Liberty, IL died on Sunday, February 14, 2021 in Bickford Cottage. Shirley was born on March 1, 1950 in Quincy, the daughter of Oscar and Bonnie (Schwartz) Meyer. She married Alan C. "Buzzy" McLaughlin on January 2, 1971 in St. Brigid Catholic Church, Liberty, IL. He survives.

Shirley was a graduate of Liberty High School. She was employed at Quincy Medical Group in the Optical Department from July 2 ,1984 through October 11, 2017.

She was actively involved in the American Legion Auxiliary Post #640 in Liberty and also at St. Brigid Catholic Church as well as St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy.

Shirley genuinely loved people, and most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Melissa (Terry) Barry of Liberty, Sharon (Phil) Doane of Liberty, Susan (Todd) Siron of Paris, MO and Kelly (William) Sylvester of O'Fallon, IL; grandchildren: Andrew Barry (Talyr Nokes), Megan Barry, Eric Doane, Craig Doane, Alex Siron, Olivia Sylvester, Ava Sylvester and Evelynn Sylvester; siblings: Marilyn (James) Stout, of Camp Point, Carol (Forrest "Butch") Likes of Camp Point, Barbara (James) Carlson of Independence, MO and Melvin (Sharon) Meyer of Liberty. Nieces and nephews also survive.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Bonnie Meyer and mother and father-in-law, Russell and Marguerite McLaughlin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment in St. Brigid Cemetery, Liberty, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to Bickford Cottage, Blessing Hospice, St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church or American Legion Auxiliary Post #640.

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From:
Rodger/Liz Newberry
Keokuk, IA
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You all have our sympathy and prayers. I met her a few times and she was such a sweet, soft spoken lady. I know she will be missed by Buzzy, and the rest of the family.
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Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Buzzy and Family:
Very sorry for your loss. Shirley was an amazing person. Her kindness towards others was truly a gift from God. Eternal rest Shirley.
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Melvin, Sharon and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
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Bryon McLaughlin
Lees Summit, MO
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I was only around my Aunt Shirely a handful of times during my growing up, but she made a deep impression on me due to her gentle spirit and caring nature. Years ago, after our youngest son was born, she passed through town and stopped to see us. It was a great visit. I consider her one of the genuine "saints" in my family and she will be dearly missed.
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Rachael Grant
Quincy, IL
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Everybody loved Shirley! She was my favorite person to help me pick out and adjust my glasses.
From:
Julie
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I am sad to see this. I worked with Shirley in the eye department and she was always so kind and had a smile!
From:
Chantel Baker
Quincy, IL
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I am sorry for your loss. My heart is broken for the loss of this amazing woman. I will miss her beautiful smile and her kindness.
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Becky Arment Winters
OFallon, MO
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I worked with Shirley several years ago at QMG. After I quit and I would see her we would always catch up. She was a wonderful person. You will be in my prayers.
From:
Jan Smith
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. She was always so sweet and helpful in the optical department.
From:
Chris
Payson, IL
Comments:
We had the pleasure of meeting Shirley when we took care of Buzz at GSH. Buzz and family we are so sorry for your loss Shirley was one of the nicest and sweetest people I have ever met RIP Shirley
From:
Cindy Smith
Plainville, IL
Comments:
Missy, and family,
I just thought so much of your mom! One of the most sincerely, genuinely kind lady! Worked at QMG for 11 years during her tenure there. Always, ALWAYS asked for Shirley when I went to the Optical department. I’m so very sorry for your loss. She was a remarkable woman. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!
Cindy Smith
From:
Brad & Laura Essington
Camp Point, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of your great loss. Prayers and hugs to your family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.
From:
Mary Courty
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Buzzy
You have my deepest sympathy. Shirley was always so sweet and had a lovely smile. I always enjoyed talking with her. Decolores
From:
Jay Grawe
Quincy, IL
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Buzz and family - just know that Shirley is home with Jesus! What a comforting thought! Peace to all of you.
From:
Melvin & Connie Dietrich
Fowler, IL
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So sorry for the loss. Our deepest sympathy. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She always had a smile on her face.
From:
Michele Clarke
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss! Shirley was such a kind & sweet lady. Warm thoughts to all you during this difficult time.
From:
Diane Cramsey
Huntersville, NC
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She was always so sweet & kind to everyone & I enjoyed working at church diners with her & Buzz - May God bless her & y’all
From:
Gary Hodgson
Liberty, IL
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Shirley was, is and will always be, one of the most beautiful people I have ever met. Inside and out. I can't begin to say how much of a positive influence she and Buzzy have been in my life. My heart ,my prayers, my love goes out to the girls.
My heart is both broken and joyful. I am one who knows Shirley and her family, I am blessed.
From:
Jenny Hilgenbrinck
Quincy, IL
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To the family of Shirley McLaughlin, you have my deepest Sympathy. The time I worked with Shirley at Qcy Med. Grp. she always made the days Sunny and Uplifting. I will miss her sweet smile and personality. God Bless you Shirley and I wish you Peace. Love you Shirley.
From:
Mellany Tretter
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a sweetheart. She always had a smile on her face and was always so caring. My thoughts are with you all.
From:
Luke & Mindy Doellman
Quincy, IL
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Buzzy, Luke and I are saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. My God comfort you and your family during this time. God Bless
From:
Joe and Darlene Wietholder
Mendon, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy.You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. Shirley was a great Lady with a Beautiful Smile. Eternal rest Shirley.
From:
Larry Tournear Jr.
Quincy, IL
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Im in total shock,she used to fit my glasses Shirley was so nice and sweet!
From:
Kathy Stuckman
Quincy, IL
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I was so sorry to learn of Shirley's passing. We became acquainted while working at QMG. She was soft spoken,just a very nice,sweet lady. I will always remember her for her smile and the kindness she extended to everyone she came in contact with. She helped me out many times adjusting my glasses. She had a good rapport with the patients d/t her sweet personality. She is an example of a life well-lived and Heaven has gained another angel! RIP Shirley.