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[February 06, 2017]
PULASKI - Shirley Jean Allspach, 90, of Mount Pulaski, died at 7:03
a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at Vonderlieth Living Center in
4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday February 9, 2017 at Mount
Pulaski Christian Church Family Life Center
10:00 a.m. Friday February 10, 2017 at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Mount
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
MOUNT PULASKI - Shirley Jean Allspach, 90, of Mount
Pulaski, died at 7:03 a.m. Saturday, February 4,
2017, at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount Pulaski.
She was born May 8, 1926 to Royal and Helen Snyder
Carter. She married Edward Leigh Allspach on
February 26, 1948, who preceded her in death
December 6, 2010. Also preceding her in death was
one son, David Edward Allspach on July 23, 1975.
Surviving is one son, George (Karen) Allspach of
Mount Pulaski; four daughters: Kathryn (Scott)
Steinfort of Sunrise, FL; Linda (Dennis) Sheehan of
Lincoln, Jerilee (Brad) Gibbs of Crawford, CO; Jo
Ellen (Mark) Gilbert of Paris, 13 grandchildren and
24 great grandchildren.
Services for Shirley will be 10:00 a.m. Friday
February 10, 2017 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral
Home in Mount Pulaski with Mark Weber officiating.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday
February 9, 2017 at Mount Pulaski Christian Church
Family Life Center. Burial at Steenbergen Cemetery
will follow the service. Memorials may be made in
Shirley’s name to Vonderlieth Living Center or Mt.
Pulaski Christian Church.
Shirley attended Mount Pulaski High School and
Milliken University. She helped at the family
businesses, Carter Pharmacy and Allspach Farms. She
was a homemaker who always put her family first. One
of her favorite things was caring for her
grandchildren and great grandchildren. She always
had time for everybody. Shirley had a passion for
cooking, gardening, and helping other people and was
involved in many community activities. In addition,
she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband Ed,
volunteering at the Mount Pulaski Historical Society
and being a part of the Prairie State Model T Car
Club, where she played a leadership role for years.
Her faith was an important part of her life. She was
a supportive member of Copeland Christian Church and
Mount Pulaski Christian Church. Her sweet smile and
gentle disposition will be long remembered by all
who knew her.
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