May 12, 1942 ~ June 10, 2022

Born in: Taylorville, Illinois
Resided in: Millersville, Illinois

Shirley A. Brown, 80, of Millersville, passed away at 9:35 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Shirley was born May 12, 1942, in Taylorville, the daughter of Jesse Monroe and Opal Marie (Huddelston) Enlow.  She married James Allen Brown on May 21, 1970, in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on July 18, 2016.

Shirley graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1960.  She worked for many restaurants in the Taylorville area as both a waitress and cook.  She owned and operated Shirley’s Café on East Main Cross for many years and was best known for her Cheese Soup and Biscuits and Gravy.  After retiring from the restaurant, she worked many more years as an In-Home Health Aid.

Shirley was an extraordinarily hard worker, and nothing could be too clean.  She enjoyed a good game of BINGO, but most of all she loved her family.  Shirley loved nothing more than spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Richard “Ricky” Bush; brother, Jim Enlow; and sister, Sue Sumpter.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Theresa Bush of Kincaid; sons, Troy Bush of Chicago, Gerald (wife, Tammi) Brown of Kincaid, and James L. Brown of Millersville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings, Glen (Bonnie Stole) Enlow of Taylorville, Sharon L. Enlow of Taylorville, Freda M. Norel of Taylorville, Jessie M. (Wayne) Kramer of Batesville, AR, Sarah E. (Roy) Avery of Taylorville, and Rebecca L. Ott of Reedsburg, WI; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Millersville Cemetery.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

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Graveside Ceremony: June 16, 2022 10:00 am

Millersville Cemetery

Millersville, IL 62557

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  1. TO Shirley’s Family: Know your in my thoughts and prayers.I went all through school with Shirley. Very sweet person. Know you have alot of good memories.Cherish those always. R.I.P. Dear Friend.

  2. Light a CandleMy orders are with her entire family sorryvfor you’re loss she was good woman may God bless you all.

  3. Love an miss you Grammy; give my dad a huge hug for me! You him an grandpa watch over us all down here..

    “.. untill we meet again…”

  4. Gerald, Tammy and Family….So very sorry for the loss of you mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerly Gary & Carol Sedlock

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