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Shirley Jeanne (Griffith) Caine

October 15, 1930 ~ January 22, 2017 (age 86)

   Shirley Jeanne Caine, 86, of Sunset Home in Quincy, died at 3:00 p.m. Sunday (January 22, 2017) in Sunset Home.

   Born October 15, 1930 in Quincy, Shirley was the seventh of nine children born to Marion Lee "Jack" and Helen Hope Gavin Griffith.  

   Shirley attended St. Rose Catholic grade school and Quincy High School. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church where she married Melvin A. Caine in December, 1949. She and Melvin were later divorced and he preceded her in death.  Following the closing of St. Boniface, Shirley attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

   Shirley was devoted to her family, raising her four children and was always their to look after her granddaughters when needed. She loved being outdoors working in her yard, gardening and cooking, and will be remembered for her many homemade pies she baked. Shirley also enjoyed being with family and friends, especially her two close friends, Ethel Mowen and Dorothy Davis.

   In addition to being a homemaker, Shirley was also employed at Davis Cleaver, Packaging Corporation of America, Quincy Paper Box and Kerasotes Theater.

   Survivors include a daughter, Jana Huelskoetter (Mike) of Chatham, IL; a son, Steven M. Caine of Quincy; two granddaughters, Dianna Parrish (Calvin) of Quincy and Kelly Ross of Acworth, GA; two great granddaughters, Kennedy Ross and Zepplyn Ross; a son in law, Steve Heaton of Deltona, FL; a sister, Norma Ames of Quincy; a sister in law, Sarah Griffith of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Jean Ann Heaton and Melody Schlueter, a granddaughter, Danyel Hoener; a son in law, Gene Schlueter; five brothers, James Griffith, Thomas Griffith, Paul "Buddy" Griffith, Bill Griffith and Charles Griffith; two sisters, Marilyn Griffith and Patricia Mehl; and two brothers in law, Kenneth Mehl and Bryl Ames.

       Shirley's family would like to acknowledge and extend their gratitude to the staff in the Memory Impaired Wing at Sunset Home (The Haven) for the care and love given to their mother and grandmother for the past nine years. The Haven became her home and she was happy there. Thank you for your support and kindness.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 11:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Clif Weisinger officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Thursday morning from 10:00 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to The Haven at Sunset Home.
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