Shirley was born March 20, 1928 in Valier, the daughter of Harry Mercer and Bessie (Farmer) Mercer. She married John Price in October 1949 and he preceded her in death on October 31, 2009.
Shirley was a retired seamstress from Bridal Originals. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her children, Glenn Price, of Valier, IL, and Janet Biby, of Christopher, IL. She is also survived by one granddaughter, Jamie Fitzgerald, of Springfield, IL.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one brother, Dean Mercer.
Graveside funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Mulkeytown Cemetery, in Mulkeytown, IL with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating.
Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral homeGilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, IL is in charge of arrangements. For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com