Shirley Medlin

WILMINGTON—Shirley Ann Medlin, 84, of Wilmington, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
Born June 15, 1936 in Paducah, KY, Shirley was a daughter of T.J. and Annie (Thweatt) Whitby. She was raised and educated in Heath, KY, and graduated from Heath High School. On May 16, 1953, Shirley married Frankie D. Medlin in Corinth, MS.
Shirley and her husband founded the Prince of Peace Church in Joliet, where they served their community for 45 years. She was a musician at heart, and shared her gift not only with the members of Prince of Peace Church, but instilled a love of music and singing in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Shirley had a lovely singing voice and always had a song for any little task or chore she was working on. She was a wonderful baker who loved to make pies, but her children agree that every dessert was her specialty. Ultimately, Shirley was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose legacy is defined by the love and care she had for all who knew her.
Survivors include her five children: Sharon (Steve) Miliotti, of Rainbow City, AL; Frankie (Paula) Medlin, Mike (Brenda) Medlin and Karen (Jeff) Crisp, all of Wilmington and John (Lynette) Medlin, of Elwood; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Carlyn (Carl) Medlin, of Kentucky and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Frankie, on Sept. 14, 2020; two grandsons, William and Samuel Medlin; and her brothers and sisters: Donnie Gene Allcock, Bill John (Ellen) Allcock, Aubrey Allcock, Linda Moss, Flo (Herbert) Hymarsh and Ruby (Scottie) Hale.
Private family services will be held and Shirley will be laid to rest with her husband at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
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Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.