Shirley Romano, 83

Shirley Romano, 83

Shirley Romano, 83, of Ottawa, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, February 3, 2020 at Ottawa Funeral Home, with Rev. Sherry Stevenson officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 am before the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.

Shirley was born on December 27, 1936, in DeKalb, IL to Clyde and Clora (Thomas) Mann. She married George Romano on January 28, 1961 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Ottawa.

Shirley worked at the Hallmark store in Ottawa, at Opportunity School preschool, and was a member of Crossbridges Church.

She is survived by her husband, George Romano; one son Greg (Cindy) Romano of Noblesville, IN and one daughter Lisa Romano (Bob) Palacios of Wheaton, IL; as well as five grandchildren, Jon, Hayley, and Krissy Romano, and Katie and Lexi Palacios.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents.

Pallbearers will be Greg and Jon Romano, and Bob, Lisa, Katie and Lexi Palacios.

Memorials may be directed to donors choice.

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Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 LaSalle St, Ottawa Illinois 61350