In memory of
Shirley Jean Tweedel-Baughman-Sherrer
GALESBURG - Shirley Jean Tweedel-Baughman-Sherrer, 87, Galesburg, died at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Biggsville to Kirk and Ailene (Mote) Tweedel. Shirley is survived by her son, Tommy Baughman of Springfield; one brother, Harold Tweedel; five grandchildren, Tamara Baughman-Valencia, Lori Baughman, Taylor (Jacob) Swartzlander, Tomas Calcano and Paul Calcano; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Phillip Sherrer; her daughter, Laura Calcano; and one granddaughter, Barbara Baughman-Hubbard. In 1936 Shirley sang on live radio at 5 years old with her father. She loved singing and performing and spent her 20s traveling across many states performing at fairgrounds at other events. She sang with Patsy Cline at the Illinois State Fair in 1960. Aside from her music career, Shirley worked at Sangamo Electric in Springfield for many years while waitressing on the side. Shirley was a Jehovah's Witness for all of her life. Private family burial will take place at East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Worldwide Work of Jehovah's Witnesses. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel is handling arrangements for the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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