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St. John UCC - Maeystown
Tuesday February 13th, 2018
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Concord Presbyterian Church
Wednesday February 14th, 2018

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Shirley A. Badger

Shirley A. Badger, nee Fain, 80, of Waterloo, IL, died February 11, 2018, in Waterloo, IL. She was born February 17, 1937, in Wheelwright, KY.

She is survived by her daughter Dawn (Adam) Sweatt; grandchildren Kylie, Griffin, and Reid Sweatt; sister-in-law; nieces; and nephews.

Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Oliver B. Badger; sisters and brothers, parents William and Eva (nee Evans) Fain.

Shirley took joy in caring for others. Her love for children led her to foster children and serve as a host mom for The Belizean Crippled Children during her retirement years. She loved caring for them and taking them to Shriners Hospital for treatment.  She believed serving others was a gift from God. Shirley had no formal music training but loved to sing and could play almost any instrument.  Another gift God gave her was serving others thru cooking. She could combine flavors in a special way.  She cooked to comfort others with her special recipes.

Shirley loved her friends and family. She was generous to those around her. She was a member of Concord Presbyterian Church PCA. Her faith in Jesus Christ was her greatest treasure - the source of her grateful and joyful spirit.

God gave her joy and He gives us joy in sorrow. We can sing though our tears.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
Concord Presbyterian Church PCA or Belize Project

4 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Quernheim Funeral Home
9 AM until time of service Wednesday Concord Presbyterian Church PCA

10 AM Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Concord Presbyterian Church PCA in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Andrew Cheatham officiating
Interment at Waterloo Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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We will always remember Shirley's genuine smile. Shirley exuded happiness and a zest for life. She seemed to be someone who would attempt any and everything. She led by example by being a strong woman of faith and love. Her compassion for those in need leaves an imprint on all those she cared for. It was evident how much she loved and adored her precious Dawn, her one and only "son," Clark, and her adorable grandkids. Rest in Peace, sweet Shirley. You will not be forgotten.

David & Stephanie Sweatt Feb 21 2018 12:00 AM

Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family of Shirley especially the Dawn Sweatt family whom I know.

Angie Kleinhelter Feb 16 2018 12:00 AM

Aunt Shirley, I will rememember your joy, your strength, your courage, your integrity! You were an inspiration to so many of us! Wish I could have seen, or talked to you in these last few years!

Donna Schultz Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Badger

Allen M. Mueller DVM Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Badger

Donna Marchwinski Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM