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Shirley May Rius
January 25, 1939 ~ September 26, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
Shirley May Rius passed away on September 26th, 2023 at 7:30am with her husband, Rich, son Marc, and daughter-in-law, Ronda by her side. She was born on January 25th, 1939. Shirley is preceded in death by her mother, Pauline, her father, Ed, her sister, Babydoll, her son, Johnny, and her daughter, Becky. Her legacy lives on through her loving family, including her sister, Rosie, her brother, Eddie, her sister, Kim, her husband, Rich, her son, Marc, her daughter, Cheryl, her grandson, Michael, her granddaughter, Samantha, her grandson, Adam, and her granddaughter, Connor. Shirley also leaves behind many souls that she touched over the years in the form of friends that she considered as close as family. Anyone who knew Shirley knew of her incredible strength and heart, despite experiencing more than a life's worth of loss and tragedy. Through it all, she showed unmatched resilience, grit, and kindness. She put herself through school whilst simultaneously providing for her family, and built herself up to a long-lasting career at the Joint Commission where she excelled time and time again. She built strong and beautiful relationships with anyone who crossed her path, professionally and personally. Her commitment to helping others extended past this all as she continuously donated to organizations such as St. Jude's Children's Hospital, The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Shirley was also known for being an unrivaled cook, in which her family will continue to make at family gatherings but know that they will never quite taste the same. Shirley leaves behind a legacy of love and a strong sense of perseverance that will continue to inspire everyone she met. In her memory, her family would be honored if one would like to donate in her name to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.