Shirley A. Coady, 83, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:40 pm Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Gowin Parc, Taylorville.

She was born July 3, 1931 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Thomas and Louisa Comerford Bantner. On February 17, 1953 she married John J. Coady in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Pana. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2007. Mrs. Coady was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Surviving are her sons: Mark Coady and wife Joanne and Mike Coady and wife Kathy all of Taylorville, Greg Coady and wife Mary Jo of Rochester and Stephen Coady and wife Susan of Chatham. There are 13 Grandchildren: Michelle Coady of Riverton, Chad Coady, Matthew Coady, Elizabeth Coady, and Johnathon Coady all of Taylorville, Joshua Shapiro of Nashville, TN, April Kataras and husband Jason of Naples, FL, Jennifer Coady and Danielle Johnson and husband Jake of Taylorville, Sean Coady of St. Louis, MO, Kyle Coady of Rochester and Morgan Coady and Olivia Coady of Chatham. Great Grandchildren: Xander Crisp, and Griffin Coady of Riverton, Alex Tomlin, Nicholas Coady, Derek Coady and Alexis Coady all of Farmer City, Kayla Coady and Chase Coady of Taylorville, Trey Lewis and Rylee Lewis of Winter Springs, FL, Wyatt Buck of Naples, FL, Keston Baxton of Springfield, Kiya Baxton and Leeah Coady and Coady Johnson all of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and infant grandson, Jason Coady.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, May 12, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. There will be a prayer service at 4:45 p.m.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, P.O. Box 470, Taylorville, IL 62568-0470.

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