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Shelley L. McFarland
9/26/1963 - 4/8/2011

PEKIN ~ Shelley Lynn (Spencer) McFarland, 47, of 1503 Henrietta Street, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at her home.

Born September 26, 1963 in Pekin to Richard Earl and Judy Kay (Hoyle) Spencer, she married Eric Scott McFarland on May 12, 1995 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are her mother, Judy Spencer of Pekin; father, Richard Spencer of Beardstown; one daughter, Natasha (Nathaneal) Melton of Freeland, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, Amanda Spencer, Scott Spencer, and Leanne Melton, all of Freeland; two sisters, Rhonda Morrison of Pekin and Angela (Mike) McCubbins of Washington; and one brother, Steven (Kristine) Spencer of Morton.

Her grandparents preceded her in death.

She was a 1981 graduate of Forman High School in Manito.

Shelley worked as a CNA in the Central Illinois area for many years, last working at Morton Terrace Care Center in Morton.

She enjoyed quilting, knitting, sewing, crafts, and motorcycling.  A quiet giver, Shelley donated many of her quilts to area nursing homes and hospitals.

A celebration of life gathering will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Hoyle Bus Barns, 407 South 3rd Street, Pekin.

Cremation arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shelley McFarland Memorial Fund in care of her family.

To express condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com

Anita Zeine -

Robyn Alanis (Getz) - friend

Tracy Trettin - Friend

Angie Vannaken - friend

sandy garman - friend of the family

Becky Williams - aunt-in-law


Michele Draher -

Sara Batson - Friend

Denice Ackerson -

Cindy Sandall -

Rod & Linda Henderson - friends

sue taylor - friend

Lisa Meads - friend of Steve and Angie

Natasha Melton - Daughter

Tina Wilson - friend

Megan Morrison - neice

chris mcfarland - brother -n-law

chris mcfarland - brother -n-law

Melissa Close - Friend

Ryan Williams - -Friend

Iona *Nonie* Bell - Friend

Barb Kramer - friend & coworker

Dee Chisholm Nobles - Relative

Sherry (Singleton) Morris - Friend from SPGS

Tammy Hitchcock - school mate at Forman High School

Mia Hunn - former co-worker

Tamera Hicks -

Brenda Krigner - Friend

Duane,Rhonda Gordon - Friend