Mrs. Shirley Jean Leaderbrand, 75, of Morrisonville, IL formerly of Kincaid, IL passed away at 9:43 am Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at home.

She was born in Jacks Fork, MO March 14, 1938 the daughter of John Franklin Howard of Litchfield, IL and Dolores Edgar of St. Charles, MO.

Shirley married Harold Leaderbrand on June 23, 1952 in Jefferson City, MO.

Mrs. Leaderbrand was a member of Kincaid Baptist Church. She retired from Wal-Mart in 1994. Shirley sang for several country bands in her younger years, and she loved spending time with her family.

Surviving are her husband of 59 years Harold Leaderbrand of Morrisonville, IL 5 children Terry (Tricia) Leaderbrand of Greys Lake, IL Darla (Tim) Pieper of Kincaid, IL Mike (Kim) Leaderbrand of Decatur, IL Laura Fulton of Springfield, IL and Christie (Ron) Nelson of Kincaid, IL 7 grandchildren Trevor, Tara, Sean, Bethany, Derek, Mackenzie, and Nicholas and 1 great grandchild Ethan Fulton.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter Tiffany Pieper in 1997.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 6, 2013 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid. Rev Chad Foster will officiate. Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 until the service time at 11:00 am Friday at Masterson’s

A funeral luncheon in Shirley’s memory will be held at the Kincaid Baptist Church following the service. The church will be open for food drop off before, during and after services.   

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