Shirley Ann Reardon
1933 - 2021
Shirley Ann Reardon
Born: June 1, 1933
Died: March 25, 2021
Shirley Ann (Reeve) Reardon, age 87, passed peacefully into heaven on March 25, 2021.
Shirley was born on June 1, 1933 to Glidden and Gertude Reeve. She grew up and raised her family in Downers Grove. She graduated from Downers Grove High School in 1951, and married the love of her life, Chester (Chet), Oct. 18, 1952. She was a member of 1st Congregational Church in Downers Grove for most of her life. She was always very active in the community, and her lifelong love of singing and anything musical. She was a member of many choirs and was a very accomplished handbell ringer. Shirley also loved to sew, knit and crafting. After raising their 4 children Chet and Shirley retired to North Carolina where they enjoyed the warmer weather, golf and anything social. She was an active member of Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church in Southern Pines, NC where she served on many committees, and was an integral part of the music program. She returned to Illinois to be closer to her family. When she returned, she lived in downtown Downers Grove and then Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Woodridge. She always made many friends wherever she was and will be remembered for her beautiful smile and voice. "Keep Singing Shirley"
Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Chet, and their son Thomas Reardon, Sr. She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Rick) Wood, sons Charles Reardon and David Reardon, grandchildren Thomas Reardon Jr, Michael (Joyce) Reardon, Joshua Reardon, Caleb Reardon, Laura (Mitch) Szczepaniak, Kaylee (Bob) Nakielny, Austin Reardon, and 7 great grandchildren.
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We will all miss Aunt Shirley! I loved her happy energetic personality. -She always made me laugh. Our prayers are with you all.
Patricia (Schulz) Robertson
April 1, 2021
I am sorry I was not able to reach Shirley before she died, to thank her for our friendship. We were "bestest" friends when we were children growing up on Carpenter Street. Shirley was my big sister when I was a freshman in high school. We sang in the Messiah together at the Congregational Church, Shirley sang.....Oh, Holy Night, it gave me "goosebumps". I could not have asked for a closer childhood friend.
Linda J. Lyman
March 31, 2021
My sympathies Barb. I pray you and your family feel the peace of God during this time.
Cindy Tkachuck
March 30, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear of Shirley´s passing. She was such a kind lady. I had the honor of driving her to or from Cantores Community Choir rehearsals, and she would tell me stories from her life. What a treasured woman! Rest in Paradise, Shirley! May you sing with the angels!
Kate Loeffler
March 30, 2021
I knew Shirley since I was a child, from the time her daughter married my brother in the 1970s. She was a very warm and kind woman, and I will remember her as full of life and with a smile for everyone. My condolences, also on behalf of my wife, to her family.
John Wood
March 30, 2021