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Shirley P. Zarate
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
10 AM until time of service Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's
Witnesses, 5127 Illinois Route 3, Waterloo, IL 62298
11 AM Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Waterloo, IL
A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Zarate
Randy and Pam Veath Sep 22 2022 8:39 PM
We were so saddened to hear of Shirley's death. She was always so kind, caring, faithful and hospitable. May "The God of all comfort" and the love of family and friends help ease your sorrow.
Denny & Colleen Sep 20 2022 8:14 AM
Shirley had such a lovely personality and smile
Sherry Schroeder Sep 19 2022 10:09 PM
Shirley had a wonderful personality and enjoyed working with her at Farmers Inn. Always had a smile and kind words for everyone. She will be missed by all who loved her.
Jo Ann Berg Sep 19 2022 7:59 PM
So sorry for all your loss. I can remember her smile standing on the front porch as we road our bikes by the house.
Karen Hoggard Offermann Sep 19 2022 7:35 PM
Shirley and I worked together at Farmers Inn back in the day. Will miss her
Beverly Hamilton Sep 19 2022 3:41 PM