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Shirley Monskie - 83

11/18/1937 - 11/11/2020

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Shirley L. Monskie. Age 82.  Longtime Chicago Heights resident, born in Foster, Kentucky.   Wife for 58 years of the late James R. Monskie, Sr.  Loving mother of Sherry Shaffer and James R. (April) Monskie, Jr. Grandmother of Jacob, Jonathan, Hope, and James III. Great-grandmother of Joshua, Marlee and Adelaide. Daughter of the late Chester Biddle and Mildred Reed. Sister of the late Clyde Biddle.  Friend to many. Shirley worked for years as the neighborhood caregiver for many children, most of whom have stayed in touch with her through the years.  She loved and cared for each of them as her own.  Due to the pandemic a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights. 708-481-9230 and


  • James + Amber Monskie

    on 11/24/20

    You were a great grandmother! You will be greatly missed. We love you! 

  • John Jakubowski

    on 11/27/20

    Sherry and Jimmy

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother.

    When we had been neighbors she was always such a nice person to talk with.

    My thought and prayers are with you both

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