Photo: Shirley Dunbar of Goose Lake / 1937-2021

Shirley Dunbar

Age 84 of Goose Lake, and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Morris Hospital.

Born October 28, 1937 in Paris, Tennessee, Shirley Ann was a daughter of Raymond and Macon (Clayton) Glisson. She was raised in the Paris, Tennessee area and graduated from Purrier High School. On May 29, 1958, Shirley married Warren Eugene Dunbar in Joliet, Illinois. Together they resided in Joliet, and after spending time up north for numerous years, retired to Wisconsin before returning to Goose Lake.

Shirley worked for R.O.W. Window Company in Rockdale, from where she retired. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time cutting grass and tending to her yard. Her number one hobby however was her family, and she absolutely cherished her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Mike (Cindy) Dunbar of Goose Lake and Ed (Laurie) Dunbar of Gilbertsville, Kentucky; three grandchildren: Michael, Jr. (Callie) Dunbar, Jennifer (Keith) Munsell and Bailey Dunbar; four great grandchildren: Emily Munsell, Elliot Munsell, Vivian Dunbar and Lucas Dunbar, and one brother, Kenneth Glisson of Puryear, Tennessee.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband Warren in 2014; three sisters: Dorothy Glisson, Velma Call and Virginia Means, and six brothers: Waddell Glisson, Weldon Glisson, Buford Glisson, James Glisson, Aubrey Glisson and Donnie Glisson.

Per Shirley’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 N. Broadway (one block north of Illinois Route 113) in Coal City on Thursday, December 9, 2021 between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Cemetery committal services will follow Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Shirley will be laid to rest with her late husband, Warren. A formal procession to the cemetery will depart the funeral home Friday morning at 11:15 a.m.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guestbook, upload photographs and share Shirley’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto: www.ReevesFuneral.com/obituary/Shirley-Dunbar

Cremation services and memorial arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)