Shirley Belle Owens, 87 of Springfield, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.
She was born on December 31, 1932 in Springfield, the daughter of Samuel and Delilah Zink. She married William Owens and he preceded her in death on August 25, 1989. Shirley attended Brown’s Business College and was a member of the Lutheran Church. She loved cats and had many over the years that she cared for.
She is survived by her daughters: Crystal Gagler (Jeff) of Frankfort, Illinois and Sarah Bockemeier (Karl) of Maryland Heights, Missouri; grandchildren: Jason, Megan, Mina, and Nadelyn; sister: Ramona Legg of Taylorville; and brother: John Zink of Kentucky.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Byron Owens; daughter: Shari Carroll; and sister: Betty Robinson.
Shirley will be laid to rest next to her husband at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton. A graveside service will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Camp Butler with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating.
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Shirley, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.