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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Bill/Sara Rutledge
   Posted Sat September 21, 2019
We are so sorry we cannot be there with you physically. Please know we are there in spirit. Give each other a hug from us. May the Lord send you comfort in knowing she has joined the other family angels.
Bill and Sara (Muston) Rutledge

David Cloyd Mikeworth
   Posted Sun September 22, 2019
Mr. Muston & family -- so sorry for your loss, sending prayers. Dave & Juliet Mikeworth.

Eleanor Mallory Gaddis formerly Eleanor Reeder
   Posted Sun September 22, 2019
I am deeply sorry to read of the passing of Shirley Muston. Having lived in Robinson, Illinois for many years, I remember Shirley very well. She was very active in teaching and coaching and a very nice, sincere person. My sympathy also goes to Dick, her husband and her children, who I knew very well also.

Rest in peace Shirley and God bless you and know Heaven welcomes you!!

David and Jeanine(Stitt)Taylor Sr
   Posted Mon September 23, 2019
Dear Richard and family: We are so sad to hear about Shirley. Jeanine really liked her a lot and will miss her terribly. Shirley was really funny/comical to Jeanine and she was so nice and all. And you couldnt help but smile and laugh around Shirley. I know many will miss her. She was an inspiration. We are praying for you all.

Janet S Muston
   Posted Mon September 23, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Harriett Muston.

With Deepest Sympathies, The Charles and Harriett Muston Family

Jill (Sornberger) Dawson
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Dear Mr. Muston and Family,

My family and I were so saddened to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a vibrant, funny and caring woman that touched the lives of so many she taught and coached. I feel extremely lucky to have known her and hope knowing that she was loved by so many is of comfort during this difficult time.

Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

Sincerely, Jill (Sornberger), Ryan, Colin and Luke Dawson

Emily Rardin
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
Coach Muston,

I'm so sorry to hear about Mrs. Muston. She was an awesome lady, and I am so lucky to have such fond memories of her from when you both coached girls' tennis during my high school years. You and your family will be in my thoughts throughout this difficult time.

Emily (Jenkins) Rardin

Faith Muston
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Mark and Faith Muston.

Dear Dick and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Shirley will be missed! Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Love, Mark, Faith, Heather, and Courtney Muston; Wes and Ashley Zellers and girls; Alex and Brittney Daugherty

John Farley
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
Susie & I were sad to hear the news of Shirley. Lots of great memories back when our children were in school at RHS. She touched so many lives in her life.
Take Care and may Shirley rest without pain. John & Susie Farley Mahomet, IL

Ruby Mitchell Kintner
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mrs. Muston's passing!! She was a great P.E. teacher and enjoyed her zest for life!! She will be sadly missed!!! RIP sweet lady!!

Dennis Hammer
   Posted Sat September 28, 2019
Shirley will be missed by her friends from Speedway High School.

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