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Shirley L McCaw

June 16, 1928 — January 19, 2021

Shirley L. McCaw, 92 of Moline, died January 19, 2021 at Trinity, Rock Island. Cremation has been accorded and there will be no services. Private burial will be in New Boston Cemetery, New Boston, Illinois. Speer Funeral Home, Aledo is assisting the family and condolences may be left at

Shirley Lee Graff was born on June 16, 1928 in Jacksonville, Illinois to Martin H. & Margaret (Marshall) Graff. She graduated from New Boston High School and attended MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. She married Delbert Green in 1948. He died of a sudden serious illness in 1958. She later married Leonard McCaw of New Boston, Illinois. They enjoyed 61 years together.

Shirley’s first job was with the Joy State Bank and later The National Bank of Aledo. Shirley and Leonard owned and operated McCaw Electric and Furniture in Aledo, Illinois, retiring in 1988. They then moved from New Boston to Moline in 1997. They enjoyed their summer home at Lake of the Woods, Canada and their winter home in Scottsdale, Arizona until 2014.

Shirley is survived by her husband, Leonard; sister, Maryan Bell of New Windsor, IL; brother, Richard Graff of Peru, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and a brother-in-law, LaVerne Bell.

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