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Shirley Brugere

Shirley Brugere

Shirley M. Brugere, née Kaiser, 93, of Belleville, IL, born July 30, 1921 in New Athens, IL, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. Mrs. Brugere had worked as a shoe factory worker in New Athens and Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril W. Brugere, who she married in 1939 and who died in 1971, her parents; Henry and Esther (Jones) Kaiser, 1 son; Wayne Brugere and 1 daughter; Barbara Ann Brugere; and her brother; Orval Kaiser.

Shirley is survived by her daughter; Karen Bruno of Belleville, IL, 1 daughter-in-law Barbara Brugere of Star, Miss., 6 grandchildren; Frankie (Michael) Musgrove, John Wayne Brugere, Vicki Claro, Doug (Tamara) Muench, Brenda Gallaher and Crystal (Mark) Mabra, 9 great grandchildren; Josh and Ryan Muench, Larry (Paige) Claro, Jr., Breanna Williams, Jacob, Caleb and Hannah Gallaher, Kaitlyn and Ellie Mabra, 9 great-great grandchildren; Michael Walker, Brandon, Collin and Cannon Muench, Haylee and Meadow Williams and Brooke, Morgan and Bryce Musgrove; special niece Benita Barbiere, 2 other nieces and 1 nephew; great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on January 10, 2015 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. on January 10, 2015 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL Interment will be at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    May the peace God gives sustain your family during this difficult time. Lean on one another as the days ahead become too hard to bear alone. Share your memories they will be a source of joy. Seeing the promises in God’s word the bible will help you to gain strength and fortify your hearts, granting you comfort. (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17; jw.org)

    Posted by: Cameron Dec 27, 2014

  2. Administrator says:

    My thoughts are with you Karen and family and my memories go back a long way, to when her mother was one of the supportive ladies at the NA (United) Methodist Church as I was growing up and lst met Shirley and Orval. What a special lady. Dorothy

    Posted by: Dorothy Ablett Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Dec 27, 2014

  3. Administrator says:

    I was blessed to have a sweet and talented aunt for all of my 64 years. As my Dad’s older sister, we spent many happy hours together with Aunt Shirley and her loving family. She was so talented in many ways. We have several of her beautiful quilts to marvel at, and we enjoyed her homemade peanut squares more than one can even imagine. To my cousin Karen and her family, I send heartfelt love and deep sympathy for your

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    Posted by: Benita Barbiere – Herndon, VA – Niece Dec 27, 2014

  4. Administrator says:

    Dear Karen,
    I am so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I remember coming over to your house when we were kids. Always a fun time. Arlene told me you and her were keeping in contact.
    When our Mom’s pass it is hard, no matter how old we are.You are in my prayers during this difficult time. May “special memories ” comfort you.

    Posted by: June (Burk) Behnken – Sharpsburg, GA – friend Dec 28, 2014

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