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Shirley Salmon, 87 of Aledo, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, March 19, 2023, at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 PM at Speer Funeral Home, with visitation beginning at 11:00 AM. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation or to Relay For Life of Mercer County. Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Joyce was born on September 11, 1935, in St. Albans, Illinois to Samuel & Joyce (Bennett) Neill. She married Harold Salmon on February 4, 1956, in Aledo, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 30, 2022.
Shirley was a devoted homemaker who especially enjoyed caring for her family and babysitting. She shared her talents in the kitchen with her Angel Food Cakes, Texas Sheet Cakes and Tea Rings. Shirley also enjoyed the outdoors, spending time gardening and collecting rocks, watching the sea and collecting seashells. Feeding and watching the birds was also a favorite past-time. She cherished the vacations around the United States with her family. Shirley was an avid reader and enjoyed faith-based novels. She was a previous member of the Open Bible Church and a current member of the Assembly of God Church.
Shirley’s memory will be cherished by her children and spouses: Theresa & Patrick Beaird of Coal Valley; Tony & Kim Salmon of Oklahoma; Tina & Lance McCaw and Sam & Leslie Salmon of Aledo ; grandchildren: Amy & Charles Saunders; Shawn & Dana Kovacic; Dustin & Tara Erickson; Jackie & Jeremy Cheron; Jason & Rachel Beaird; Anthony & Khloe Beaird; Shannon & Jeff Scott; Jonathon & Liz Salmon; Tiana & Daniel Corwin; Lane McCaw; Sam Salmon, Jr; Cindy & Greg Hockenberry; Christopher & Melissa Gammon; Casey Peevy, Cody & Bre Mills; Jettie Standridge and 36 great-grandchildren; a sister, Marlys Newman of Canyon Lake, TX as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Trudy Kovacic and a brother, Creagen Neill.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
1:00 - 2:00pm (Central time)
Speer Funeral Home
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