Shirley Jean Schulte, nee Corrington, 88, of Belleville, Ill., born Sept. 5, 1927, passed away at 10:20 p.m. June 23, 2016, at her residence.
Mrs. Schulte was a lifelong resident of Belleville and worked for many years as a bookkeeper and retail sales. She was a loving mother, a voracious reader and had a passion for decorating.
She was preceded in death by her parents, James P. and Irene, nee Peach, Corrington; and a cousin, Nancee Barnes.
Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Bray "Bud" Schulte; two children, BJ (Brenda Kurtz-Schulte) Schulte of Belleville, Ill., and Jamie Smith of Denver, Colo.; a brother, Stanley (Bev) Corrington of Tacoma, Wash.; her granddaughter, Amy (Kent) Dunlap; great-grandsons, Logan, Tyler, Colin and Garet of Mascoutah, Ill.; nieces, Patti (Michael) Johns of Spokane, Wash., and Susan and Angela Barnes of Belleville, Ill.; brother-in-law, Jack (Jane) Schulte; sister-in-law, Jean Wilks of St. Louis, Mo.; and special friends, Doris and Walter Johannsen of Belleville, Ill.
We wish to thank the wonderful staff at the Atrium of Belleville and Hospice of Southern Illinois for the comfort and attentiveness during her stay.
Please make donations to
or the ASPCA.
Per her request, she was cremated. There will be no service.
KALMER MEMORIAL SERVICES, Lebanon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 26, 2016