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Shirley Jones High

Birth Date: July 19, 1936
Death Date: January 31, 2018

Shirley Jones High, 81, of Arthur, IL, died Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Monday, February, 5, 2018, at Vine Street Christian Church in Arthur, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM till 1:00 PM Monday at the Church.

Burial will be at Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, IL.

Memorials: Vine Street Christian Church or Macon county Animal Shelter.

Shirley was born July 19, 1936 in Macon, IL, the daughter of George and Fauna (West) Jones. She married Dean High on September 5, 1953 in Corinth, MS.

Shirley was a machine operator for General Electric. She was also known as the “Delivery Lady” who would deliver pharmaceuticals for Dick’s Pharmacy. She also took joy in serving as an in-home caregiver. She loved taking care of her flower garden and yard. She was known as the original Martha Stewart as she was a crafty sort. She was very active with reaching out to her community and loved helping others.

She leaves behind to help cherish her memory her daughter, Laury High Scott and her husband Tracy of Arthur, IL, her grandson, JD Scott and special niece and nephew Gina and Jim Larry.

The Graceland Fairlawn Funeral Home in Decatur, IL has been entrusted with the care of Shirley. Condolences may be left to the family at

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Funeral Service
February 5, 2018
1:00 pm
Vine Street Christian Church
249 S. Vine St. Arthur, IL 61911
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February 5, 2018
11:00 am
- 1:00 pm
Vine Street Christian Church
249 S. Vine St. Arthur, IL 61911
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  1. Dear Laury, Tracy & JD … Earl and I are very sorry for your loss and pray that you find comfort knowing where she is now.
    I remember that the first time I met Shirley she was kind and welcoming to me – a newcomer to the family … mylene.
    Earl & I also remember laughing with Shirley because she NEVER, EVER lost her sense of humor…. and she had a great one! We enjoyed silly, stupid and dumb jokes with her till we were all giddy.
    She will be greatly missed. Earl (Tykie) and Mylene McClure

  2. So many fun times at Aunt Shirleys home. She was my favorite Aunt! I'll always treasure her memory, and remember how much she encouraged me in hard times, and always loved me. Til we meet again one day, I love you Aunt Shirley♡

  3. Laury Tracy and J.D.,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear, sweet Mother, she was a wonderful woman. Thoughts of all of the great memories together and how blessed you have been to have her in your lives, this will sustain you. Lean on the lord for strength, he is there for you. Hugs to you three, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jeff and Maureen Williams

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