Shirley A. (Tillson) Muston

Born: Wed., Apr. 12, 1944
Died: Fri., Sep. 20, 2019


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 26, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Sep. 27, 2019
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Mrs. Shirley Ann Muston, age 75 of Olney, IL., formerly of Robinson, IL passed away Friday September 20, 2019 at 12:00 Noon at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham, IL, following several long and agonizing weeks and months for her family.

Born April 12, 1944 in Speedway, IN she was the only child of Edward and Laura (Rasmus) Tillson.  On July 12, 1966 she married Richard “Dick” Muston and he survives.

Shirley graduated Speedway High School, Class of 1962. She entered Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN where she graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  It was at ISU that she met and married the love of her life, Richard Muston and has spent 53 years raising and educating her family as well as hundreds, maybe thousands, of other children.  Shirley was a Nuttal Middle School teacher and taught Physical Education and Health for 35 years; She was a Robinson High School Cheerleading Sponsor for several years, Girl’s Track Team Coach, and was instrumental in starting the Robinson High School Girl’s Tennis Team which she coached for over 20 years.

Shirley enjoyed the out-of-doors, living in the country, traveling with Richard, listening to Elvis, teaching, coaching and playing sports, watching sports, especially if her family was involved in the game, and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Muston, Olney, IL; three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard Bradley “Ritchie” Muston, Brookfield, IL, Anthony “Drew” and Julie Muston, Olney, IL, Kristopher Scott “Kris” and Ann Muston, Olney, IL; grandchildren, Bryce & Payton Murphy and Logan and twins, Cole and Leo Muston.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her sisters-in-law Ada Muston and Peggy Muston, brothers-in-law, Charles M. and Don Muston

Funeral services will be Friday September 27, 2019 at 10:30 am at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor Tom Buchanan officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday September 26, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson.  Burial will follow funeral services in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Palestine, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to The Shirley & Richard Muston Memorial Scholarship Fund % First Robinson Savings Bank with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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