January 9, 1948 - February 10, 2021
Shirley Faye Burnette, 73, of Lake Villa, IL went home to her Lord on February 10, 2021, passing away peacefully after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Shirley was born on January 9, 1948 in Columbus, IN to William Holley and Magdaline Bragg Holley. She moved to Elgin, IL in 1966 and was a lifelong resident of the Chicago area, making her home in Lake Villa since 1991. A loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she cherished spending time with family. She shared a smile and joy and with all she met, and all were blessed with the happiness she spread. She is survived by her husband, James Burnette; children Sharon (Mark) Crews of Lake Geneva, WI, Paula (Raymond) Godfrey of Belvidere, IL, Lisa (Shawn) Mulroney of Wheaton, IL, Paul Baehr of Fox Lake, IL; sisters Darlene (Roy) Burton of Columbus, IN, Barbara (Jeff) Stephens of Carpentersville, IL, Susie (Debbie) Holley of Columbus, IN, Marita Holley of Columbus, IN; grandchildren Jacob Crews, Chris (Shelly) Godfrey, Dylan Crews, Jon Godfrey, Tyler Crews, Kaitlyn Mulroney, Travis Crews, Devin Mulroney, Paul Baehr, Jr., Dayna Baehr; 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Herbert Holley and Stanley Holley, two granddaughters, Brittany Godfrey and Kayla Crews, and her first husband, William Paul Baehr. Out of consideration for the family’s health and wellbeing, please keep your visits short and maintain appropriate personal distance. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Ringa Funeral Home, 122 S. Milwaukee Ave. Lake Villa, IL 60046. A funeral service will begin at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Fox Lake Cemetery. The service will be live streamed at noon Wednesday at facebook.com/RingaFH. Memorial contributions can be made to JourneyCare Hospice of Barrington, IL at www.journeycare.org/donate. Please be sure to share a memory with the family here on Shirley’s memorial page.
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