Shirley McGlinn

Carbondale, Illinois


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Shirley McGlinn passed away in Carbondale, Illinois. The obituary was featured in The Southern Illinoisan on December 26, 2012.

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A Girl With A Beautiful Smile

I met a girl with a beautiful smile
but she left me for a while.
I met her again later in life
and we danced well into the night.
She left me again for a change of life
but she returned with her smile in sight.
We married one beautiful day and later
had children that loved to play.
We loved each other for many years
but her life...

I light this candle as a symbol of your never ending spirit and light. You were such a brilliant, warm and gracious woman. You were a teacher, mentor and friend. And, We shared a deep love and admiration for our Mothers.
You were instrumental in helping me achieve my dream. I am so thankful I had a chance to tell you. I am so thankful to have known you. You are another Angel in heaven. Go shine your light.

I pray sweet blessings to your family. I thank them for sharing her...

Thinking of you today Shirley. I don't think any of us realized what how lucky we were to know such a great person like you. If I could go back in time, i would say "Thank You." You shed a beautiful light on my humble soul.

While seeing the sights on Boone Hall Plantation just north of Charleston we had a gentle reminder of who is always around. Every time Judy and I see butterflies Shirley is in our thoughts.

Larry & Judy Guenther

Shirley Mura McGlinn was always growing into the very best most loving person she could be. My contact with her started back at Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas where she we were both involved in YCS ( Young Christian Students and CYO ( Catholic Youth organization. Someplace I have pictures of YCS study weeks we both attended and the natl. CYO convention in Kansas City. Shirley had a joyful, peaceful heart then and maintained it all of her life. I followed her courageous ,...

What a wonderful lady who inspired her classmates at IMAC to "be the best they can be". Everyone loved & respected Shirley...she was an angel and will be terribly missed!! God bless Bob and Shirley's family.

My beautiful and beloved Aunt Shirley was such an amazing woman. With her incredible intellect, energy, and loving nature she changed the lives of her students. She was a genuine human being who always made others feel understood and appreciated. She was brilliant physically as well, with her crystal blue eyes, her radiant smile, and the glowing warmth of her presence. She had a wonderful, easy laugh which I will always remember. Knowing her and observing how she lived her life to the...

I have been blessed to know Bob and Shirley for many years..It was truly a sad day to learn of Shirley's passing,but enabled me to realize how fortunate I was to know her.I wish I woild have told her that..Always an optimist; and always greeted you with the warmest sincere smile you have ever known.When your path crossed with Shirley your day just got much better ! She will be missed by countless others,but the wonderful effect she had on everyone will last forever.Thank you Bhirley for...

Shirley was a very special person. Everyone that met her realized that. She will be missed by so many. May the good memories comfort your family. Sincerely, Ron and Sharon Benton