Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

Shirley A. Sidell

10/6/1931 - 1/13/2018

PEKIN ~ Shirley Sidell, 86, of Pekin, passed away at 9:21 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 at UnityPoint Health –Pekin’s Emergency Room.
Born October 6, 1931 in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania to Earl and May (Dougher) Moon, she married Richard Sidell on May 11, 1949 in Washington, D.C.  He survives.
Also surviving are her daughters, Nancy Cisneros and Susan Allcock, both of Pekin; one son, David Lee (Cindy) Sidell of Pekin; one daughter-in-law, Karen Sidell of Pekin; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her son, Richard Sidell, Jr. and her grandson, Richard David "Dickie" Cisneros; three sisters; and two brothers.
A homemaker, Shirley was made to be a mother.  She was very nurturing and loved to take care of her family.  She also liked playing Bingo and slot machines at the Par-A-Dice Casino in East Peoria.  She was a big fan of Elvis Presley.
Private family services will be held at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Private burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate 530 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria, IL 61637 or to ASPCA  at