June 14, 2023
Shirley M. Zanter, 91, of Chatham, Ill., died at Country Lane Memory Care in Riverton on Wednesday, June 7, 2023. She was born Sept. 21, 1931, in Gillespie, to Charles and Rose (Rolando) Parrish. She married Eugene "Hack" Zanter on Oct. 25, 1952, in Gillespie. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1974.
She was the bookkeeper for Little Dog Coal Mine, Prairie Farms and Peoples State Bank. She was the city clerk for the City of Gillespie. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, cross stitching and sewing.
She is survived by her daughters, Roseann (Mark) Beerkircher of Conroe, Texas, Linda (Eric) Terry of Chatham; and grandchildren, Abi Beerkircher of Portland, Ore., Natalie Beerkircher of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and Nicholas Terry of Chatham. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Betty Heyen.
Funeral mass was held on Tuesday, June 13, at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie. Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet animal shelter in Benld or Gillespie Public Library. Condolences may be left online at http://www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.