Priscilla Shoreack

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Priscilla Shoreack, age 95, of Highland, died at 9:42 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.
She was born Dec. 21, 1918, in Highland, the daughter of the late John and Anna Bader Donnelly.
She married Clifton E. Shoreack on June 28, 29141, in St. Charles, Mo. He preceded her in death on May 24, 1997.
She is survived by one son: Dennis (Judy) Shoreack of Granite City; one daughter: Judy (Eugene) Touchette of Highland; four grandchildren: James Shoreack of East Alton, Paula (Jeff) Meier of Highland; Tina Eldridge of East Alton, Ryan McBride of Highland; six step-grandchildren: Steven Touchette of Granite City, Geri Touchette of Mascoutah, Daniel (Melissa) Saul of Granite City, Scott (Jennifer) Touchette of Eugene, Ore., and Michelle (John) Diehl of Fort Smith, Ore.; four great-grandchildren: Heather (Joe) Hieke of East Alton, Jason Eldridge of Bethalto, Riley McBride of St. Louis and Logan McBride of St. Louis; 13 step-great-grandchildren: Tabitha (Scott) Nolda of St. Peters, Mo., Jacob Saul of Granite City, Jessica Saul of Granite City, Joelle Saul of Granite City, Jessica Touchette of Mascoutah, Shari Touchette of Mascoutah, Brendan Wilson of San Diego, Calif., Jonathan Wemer of Denver, Colo., Nathan Saul of Granite City, Maria Saul of Granite City, Mathew Saul of Granite City, Thomas Touchette of Eugene, Ore., Catherine Touchette of Eugene, Ore., Autumn Hieke of East Alton and Chole Hieke of East Alton and two sisters-in-law: Amanda Donnelly of St. Charles, Mo., and Jeanne Donnelly of Farmington, Mich.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers: John Donnelly Jr., Urban Donnelly, John Donnelly Infant), William Donnelly, Spurgeon Donnelly and Virgil Donnelly; one sister: Henrietta Spengel and one foster-sister: H. Irene Biggs Busch.
Mrs. Shoreack was born at Deck's Prairie, where she grew up and attended Geiger School. She lived in East Alton for 37 years, then moved to the Hickory Flats area between Highland and Marine, where she had lived since 1975. She had worked at Brown's Cafe in Highland, Marine Shoe Factory, Olin-Western Cartridge in East Alton and the East Alton School District as a cafeteria cashier. She was a homemaker and enjoyed growing and arranging flowers and baking. She won grand champion for her apple pie at the Madison County Fair and many ribbons for her floral arrangements. She loved her family very much and will be missed greatly. She was a former member of the Marine UCC and Order of Eastern Star Unity Chapter of Marine, a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Madison County Fair Board (Superintendent of Floral Culture), the Joy Singers and Marine Home Extension.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the funeral home with the Rev. Christopher Hill, Senior Pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating.
Interment will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob.
Memorials are suggested to Shriner's Hospital, St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Giger Cemetery.
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Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
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Highland, IL 62249-0187
(618) 654-2133
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Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from July 7 to July 8, 2014