Emerson-Murray, Shirley (nee Holmes) Shirley Murray, 63, of Aurora, went to be with the Lord Saturday, January 5, 2013. She was born July 17, 1949 in Joliet, Illinois, the daughter of RoseMarie (nee Calcaterra) and the late Arthur Holmes. Shirley loved crocheting, quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her husband, Kirk Murray; her mother, RoseMarie Holmes; two sons, Jeff (Katie) Emerson and John Emerson; five grandchildren, Jackie, Joshua, Joseph, Austin and Aaron; a great-granddaughter, Mariah; one brother, Bob Holmes; one uncle, Ned Calcaterra; special nieces, Lisa and Michelle Ishmael and many other nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Holmes; her sister, Judith Ishmael and her brother, David Holmes. Shirley will be dearly missed by all whose lives she touched and by her faithful dog, Powder. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 P.M. at The Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Place, Aurora. For further information please call 630-897-9291 or visit www.healychapel.com to leave an online condolence.
Published in Beacon News on Jan. 9, 2013