Elizabeth Mae Callihan

Born: Sun., Apr. 22, 1928
Died: Sun., Feb. 12, 2012


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Thu., Feb. 16, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mrs. Elizabeth Mae Callihan, 83, of Quincy, formerly of Pittsfield, Illinois, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday (February 12, 2012) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born April 22, 1928 in Plymouth, Illinois, Liz was the daughter of Fred and Eva Thurman Campbell. She married Michael M. Callihan on December 2, 1944 in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 20, 2004.

   An accomplished artist, Liz loved painting with watercolors and oils. She enjoyed arts and crafts and flower gardening and will be remembered by her family for her sewing, making many articles of clothing for her children and grandchildren. Liz loved all animals, especially her pet cats, Ike and Izzy.

   Liz devoted her life to raising her family.

   Survivors include two sons; Tony Callihan of Quincy and Michael Callihan Jr. (Bonnie) of St. Peters, MO; eight grandchildren, Lori Bradshaw (Nate) and Heather Callihan both of Griggsville, IL;  Angie Taylor of Pittsfield, IL, Greg Callihan (Donna), Pat Callihan (Pam) and Marnie Hager (Joe) all of O'Fallon, MO, Gina Welch (Bill) of St. Peters, MO, Mike Callihan III (Shawnean) of Brentwood, MO; sixteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; a brother, Bruce Campbell (Della) of Keokuk, IA; a sister, Ruth Satterfield of Springfield, IL; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. Callihan was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mike; two sons, Terry Callihan and Pat Callihan; a brother, Wayne Campbell; and a sister, Esther Moore.

   Memorial services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home by the Rev. Henry Pratt.  Inurnment will be in Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, IL.

   Visitation will be Thursday morning from 9:00 until the time of the memorial service at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society in care of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, 1435 State Street, Quincy, IL 62301

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Pat Callihan
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Liz is not my biological Grandmother. I don't ever want to hear that again! Liz was an earthly soul. I take great comfort in knowing her. Wish I would have taken the time to get to know more about her. Funny how life teaches us hard lessons. I respected Grandma so much. She was always there with warmth and a smile. Always treated me better than I did her. I bet I was not alone in that. I have lost four wonderful people in the last few years and it causes me to reflect on life and family. I have a wonderful family and hope you all know how much I love each and everyone of you. My family in Missouri and my family in Illinois. I miss Grandpa Hayden and Grandpa Callihan. I miss Uncle Terry. I had a lot in common with Uncle Terry, yes good and bad, and I miss him a lot. Grandma Liz deserved better in her last years yet we are not in control of such things. Hopefully this will remind us to cherish times with family and not take love from a family member for granted. Life is short and then we are gone. Take the time to bury old feelings and try to enjoy the little times we have together. Tony, Lori,Angie and Heather, I know the past few months have been very difficult. Don't forget you have family in St Louis and we love you very much. Being Callihan's we were not always allowed to show it, but we do. In the future, if someone asks me to meet at Pierre Marquette Park for a gathering, I believe I will attend with pleasure and not that it is an inconvenience. When I think of Grandma in the future, I will reflect on the painting she did for me and Pam. A simple painting of a farmhouse with two children fishing in a pond on a warm summers day. A beautiful summers day in a serene setting. Kind of makes you think of Grandma with her easy smile and the way she had of making everyone feel warm and loved. Goodbye Grandma Liz. I love you.

mike and trish bradshaw
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
So sorry to hear about Liz! Wish we could have known her longer. She will be so missed and we will especially miss her at the family holiday gatherings. We are happy she is finally at peace. Our sympathies go out to the entire family!

Dick & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Dear Mike and Bonnie, and Tony,
We extend our sincere condolences at this time of sorrow. While we had few contacts with your beloved mother, we were impressed with her accomplishments and the family she nurtured. We are glad we could enjoy your own talents at PHS. May fond memories and God's Blessings help alleviate your grief at this solemn time. Best wishes.

Michael S. Callihan
   Posted Wed February 15, 2012
Well I'm not much of a writer but I do have a few memories of my Grandma. She always had something positive to say when most people would not be so nice. And what I enjoyed most was she would listen to me (even when I was young) and made me feel like my story or opinion was important. She always had a smile and that is what I will remember the most.

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