Shirley J. Miller

  • Born: March 28, 1946
  • Died: January 12, 2018
  • Location: New Lenox, Illinois

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

102 E. Francis Road
P.O. Box 129
New Lenox, IL 60451

Tel. (815) 485-3200

Tribute & Message From The Family


Age 71, of New Lenox, passed away, Friday, January 12th, 2018 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Shirley is survived by her loving family, siblings, John (Sue) Miller, Margaret (Bob) Stewart, Laurence (Barbara) Miller, Dorothy Miller, Robert (Cynthia) Miller, James (Kathleen) Miller, Donald (Peggy) Miller and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Richard & Dorothy Miller (Gripka) and siblings, Charles Miller and Virginia Baker.

Shirley was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in New Lenox and retired from RUSH University Medical Hospital in Chicago as a Benefits Specialist. She was an avid golfer and loved to travel.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Sunday, January 14th, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Additional services for Shirley will be held at the Peterson Funeral Home, 229 W. Church Street, Aurora, MO 65605. A visitation is scheduled on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Funeral service, Wednesday 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 22383 Lawrence 1180, Aurora, MO 65605 with interment at Mount Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the University of Chicago Medicine – Leukemia Research would be appreciated. For information or 815-485-3700.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I was so very sorry to hear about Shirley. She was such a Wonderful woman. I was not only a neighbor, but also her cleaning lady of many years. Please know I am always going to remember the great conversations we would have while I was at her house. She will be truly missed. I know I have never met and of her Family, but we always talked about her brothers and sisters, and Neice's. I am so glad to have had her in my life for the time I did!! My prayers to all her Family. Kathy

Posted by Kathy Przybyla - New Lenox, IL - Neighbor   January 18, 2018

To the Miller Family -
Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was such a lover of life and family. She never failed to ask how our children were doing or to show interest in their lives. She was an Aunt by marriage, if there is such a thing! She fought a good fight and is now home with Jesus suffering no longer. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. All our love Lisa, Mike, Amy, Eryn, DJ, Maggie and Peter.

Posted by Lisa and Mike Reimer - O'Fallon, IL - Family Friend   January 14, 2018

To the Miller Family,

Shirley was a light and a joy. I was blessed to know her in these latter years through her sister Dorothy. Putting together albums of their many Retirement Ventures and helping Shirley acquire and learn a brand new computer this past year was truly the highlight of my year.

Please accept my condolences on your loss. She was such a strong soul, bright spirit, humorous personality and fun-loving person. I felt I've known her all my life, even though we just met in recent years.

To Dorothy, Shirley could not have had a more devoted, loving Sister. I am amazed at the love and dedication and caring all of Shirley's siblings and family showered upon her in these final months. I remain confident that helped her in her struggles and transition.

My prayers continue for all of you .... most especially for Shirley. She earned her peace through her many, many kindnesses to all of us through the years.

She was the nicest of friends I've met and made in my life.

Much love,
"Instructor Nick"

Posted by Nick Ganim - Saint Louis, MO - Family Friend   January 12, 2018

Dorothy and family, I am saddened at the death of Shirley. She and I have been friends since 1964. She has been in my daily thoughts and prayers. Throughout the years Shirley and I, off and on have kept in contact. There are no words for the loss of your sister, aunt, cousin and others. May she rest in peace.

Prayers for all of you.

Posted by Marry Devaney - St. Paul, MN - Friend   January 12, 2018