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Oak Hill Cemetery
Thursday July 6th, 2017
9:00am - 10:30am

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St. Mary's Catholic Church
Thursday July 6th, 2017

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Shirley Arlene Tarrant

Shirley Arlene Tarrant, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on January 3, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George and Marcella (Durbin) Bresh. She married Donald Joseph Tarrant on August 29, 1953 in Taylorville, IL. He later preceded her in death on October 18, 2009. Shirley worked as a cashier at IGA and as a homemaker. She was a Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and the C.D.A. She was a cub scout den mother and a girl scout leader. Shirley loved spending her time painting pictures, reading, working in the garden, and playing the banjo.   

Surviving are her Sons: Douglas (Maureen) Tarrant of Taylorville, IL, Brian Tarrant and Fiancée Marla Sanders of Stonington, IL, Stephen (Cindy) Tarrant of Mahomet, IL, Joseph (Melanie) Tarrant of Morrisonville, IL; Daughter: Deborah (David) Hill of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Ryan Hill, Heather (Chris) Winkler, Jonathon Tarrant, Kristina (David) Hebert, Sarah (Dan) McNeely, Kelly (Matt) Murphy, Madelyn (Nick) Jones, Jessica Tarrant and Companion Gary Codwell, Angie (Phil) Miller, Katelynn Tarrant, Alison Tarrant, Jacob (Katie) Tarrant; Great-Grandchildren: Grace Winkler, Gabby Winkler, Alex Tarrant, Damien Tarrant, Alexander Tarrant,  Noah Hebert, Evan Hebert, Sadie Murphy, Fiona Suslee, Thea Suslee, Delilah McNeely, Mason Tarrant, Trenton Tarrant, Gabe Bell, Hunter Tarrant, Lidia Jones, Jada Tarrant, Samone Brownlee, Makyia Brownlee, Riley Miller; Sisters: Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai of Bulpitt, IL, Marlena Gartshore of Taylorville, IL; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Beloved Pets: Troopper and Foxy. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Marcella Bresh; Husband: Donald Joseph (Joe) Tarrant; son: George Gregory Tarrant; sister: Mary Bresh; grandson: Jarod Tarrant; grandson in law: Japeth Suslee.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David S Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908 or St. Labre Indian School P.O. Box 216 Ashland, MT 59003-9989

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A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Tarrant

Jada tarrant Oct 20 2018 12:00 AM

Our thoughts are with the entire Tarrant family during this time, especially to Steve, Cindy, Katelyn and Alie. While she will be missed, she is in a better place with a great view to look out for all of you!

Jeff & Lynnette Sorensen Jul 5 2017 12:00 AM

Aunt Shirley, I will miss you so very much! but I am happy that you are up there with my Uncle Joe, and are together again. I know he was the love of your life. You both meant the world to me and many people don't know how much a part of my life you both were and always there for me when I needed someone. I love you so very much. God Bless. -your niece, Becky.

Becky Vail Wood Jul 4 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Doug & Family, I am sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. She was a special lady & will be missed greatly by all who knew her. May your faith in The Lord God Above, help you through this difficult time as you gather to send her to her Heavenly Home. Peace&Love

Kerry Ward Jul 3 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Marlene, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time of saying goodbye to your dear sister. May God Bless and keep Shirley safe in his arms. Till you all can be together again. Peace & Love to you, Marlene.

Kerry Ward Jul 3 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Shirley's family, Marlene and Georgianna.
Georgianna - I'm sure we were often 'pests' to your 'Big Sister', but she did put up with us! Those were good days and nice memories of being 'best friends', playing at your house, the four of you girls, and your parents -- especially your mom, Bless her. You and Marlene share a hug from me -- thinking of you girls. Love, Nathalie

Nathalie Wells Jul 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Tarrant

Patty Barry Jul 2 2017 12:00 AM

To Shirley's Family, Marlena and Georgie's Families--As I have said way too many times before, No matter the age, illness or circumstance, losing a loved one is a true test of our faith. The Bresh girls were always the most beautiful and their cooking skills came from dear Marcella. So many memories flood ones mind during this time. Rest in the Peaceful Arms of Jesus, Shirley. He so loved you!

Patty Barry Jul 2 2017 12:00 AM

Sis I will miss you forever but you are in God's hands with Joe mom and dad and once by my side forever in my heart much love marlena

Marlena Gartshore Jul 2 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Tarrant

Lynda Jacobs Jul 2 2017 12:00 AM

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