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Shirley P. Zarate

December 7, 1936 — September 16, 2022

Shirley Phedoshia Zarate, nee Melton, 85, of Waterloo, IL, died September 16, 2022, in Waterloo, IL. She was born December 7, 1936, in Murphysboro, IL.

    She is survived by her children Gary Lee Zarate, Joseph Raul (Marla) Zarate, Debra Louise Zarate, Judith Ann Zarate, and Toni Jeanette Zarate; grandchildren Heather Christine (Tony) Neri; Courtney Marie (Shaun) Kinsella, Adam Dale Gummersheimer, Mandi Jo Payne (Micheal John Jones), and Jennifer Dawn Payne (LeeAndo Ontray Braxton); great grandchildren Olivia Grace Neri, Evan Marcel Neri, Connor Michael Kinsella, Trevyn Michael Payne, and Bradley Joseph Payne; and brother Patrick Melton; nieces; and nephews.

    Shirley is preceded in death by her husband Raul F. Zarate; parents Arthur Delano Melton & Mary, nee Ebersohl (Ed) Botterbusch; grandson Gary Lee Gress (Zarate); sisters Ruth Kelly, Gloria Gibson, Hortense Lee, Betty Robinson, Dorothy Bean; brothers Larry Melton, Don Melton, and Henry Melton.

    She was a faithful member of Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall - Waterloo, IL. Shirley will be remembered for her hospitality, and being a loving mother with a generous, and willing spirit. She will be missed.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall - Waterloo, IL

Memorial Visitation:
    10 AM until time of service Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
    Witnesses, 5127 Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298

Memorial Service:
    11 AM Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waterloo, IL

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

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5127 Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298

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