ROBERTS - Shirley J. Eads, 73, Roberts, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 7, 2008) at the Heartland Health Care Center, Paxton.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Roberts United Methodist Church, with Pastor Stanley Rapp officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Roberts United Methodist Church or the Roberts Library. Lamb Funeral Home, Roberts, is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Pontiac, a daughter of Elmer and Annette Stow Bleich. She married Glenn Eads on Nov. 28, 1954, in Thawville. He died Sept. 6, 2000.
Survivors include her mother, Annette, Gibson City; and three children, Glenda (Steve) Siani, Peyton, Colo.; Steven (Norma Fregoso) Eads, Gardena, Calif.; and Brenda (Dan) Crandall, San Diego, Calif; two grandchildren, Joshua and Brittany Crandall; four brothers, Don (Polly) Bleich, Paxton; Jerry (Juanita) Bleich, Roberts; Delaine (Sylvia) Bleich, Gardenerville, Nev.; and Larry Bleich, Roberts; two brothers-in-law, Howard (Joy) Eads, Thawville, and Gladwin Eads, Amarillo, Texas; and many great aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.
Shirley was employed at the Hicks Grain Terminal and then was a child care provider for many years at her home in Roberts. She was a member of Roberts United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Roberts Woman's Club and Wagner-Davis Legion Auxiliary. She volunteered at the Roberts Library. Shirley loved to play cards and enjoyed her Canasta Club for more than 35 years. She also joined the euchre and pinochle groups. Shirley was happy sewing, planting flowers, going to water aerobics, traveling and bird watching.