Oregon – Shirley Anne Field, formerly of Mount Carroll, passed away on Dec. 24, 2012 at the Grandview Nursing Home in Grandview, Texas. She was born on Feb. 21, 1933 in Streator, the first child of Lowell and Dorothy (Logsdon) Gray.
She spent her younger years after working at Lipton Tea Company in Streator, dancing to big band music and participating on the Lipton Company Bowling team “The Baggies.”
She married her husband, Robert Eugene Field, on Aug. 31, 1957 and remained married for 44 years until his death in 2001. Shirley also worked at Cable Printing in Mount Morris and Stronghold Castle in Oregon.
She enjoyed spending time with family, as well as knitting, bowling, and walking.
Surviving are one brother, Gary Leininger (Dorothy) Rochelle; five children, Cathy (Donnie) Harris of Grandview, Texas, Darla (David) Lepperd of Rochelle, Robert (Melodee) Field of Rockport, Texas, Trudy (Bill) Brusenbach of Vernon Hills, and Brad (Angie) Field of Mt. Carroll; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eugene Field, her eldest son Tim P. Field of Oregon, her parents Dorothy Gray Leininger and Otto Leininger, and Lowell L. Gray, brothers, William Gray, Lowell L. Gray Jr., and Dean Leininger.
A memorial service will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Stronghold Castle Retreat Center at 1922 Illinois Route 2 in Oregon.