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Shirley J. Hepner

December 8, 1929 ~ January 15, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Obituary

Shirley J. Hepner, 93, formerly of Orion, passed away, Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2023, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Orion.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. prior to the services at the church.  Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, where Shirley was a member, or the Orion Food Pantry. Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Orion, is assisting the family. 

Shirley was born on December 8, 1929, in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Martin and Grace (Lockery) Behnke. She married Donald L. Hepner on September 9, 1951, in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on November 9, 2009. Shirley was previously employed as the bookkeeper at Hepner Insurance Agency, retiring in 1993. She enjoyed card club, puzzles, sewing and gardening. Shirley loved her many dogs over the years. She liked to go out for dinner and traveling to Florida. Above all, her family was the most important thing to her. She took great pride in raising her children and attending all of her grandchildren’s events.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan (Vincent) Stroup of Orion, Mary (Bill) Unger of Moline; sons, Rick (Joyce) Hepner of Orion, Mike (Tracy) Hepner of Orion, Tom (Kim) Hepner of Orion; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Marty Behnke

You were a good mom, you have always been a good mom. You will always be a good mom!!

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
January 21, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St Paul Lutheran Church

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 21, 2023

11:30 AM
St Paul Lutheran Church

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