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LaVone "Shirley" Graham, 78, of Tower Hill, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.
Shirley was born February 8, 1940, in Decatur, the daughter of Homer and Ellen Louise (Smith) Mollohan. She married J.H. Pittman on February 14, 1958 and he preceded her in death on December 10, 1992. She worked as a beautician, at Borg Warner in Decatur and retired from Continental Bondware in Shelbyville. Shirley was a member of the Church of God in Henton. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, loved animals and adored her grandchildren.
She is survived by her son, Mark Pittman of Tower Hill; daughters: Sherri (Tom) Heather of Merrill, WI and Becky (Patrick) Pizzo of Tower Hill; two grandsons: Robert Lawrence of New London, WI and Ryan Pittman of Shelbyville; three granddaughters: Mandy Pizzo of Lakewood, Rachel Pizzo of Tower Hill and Alishia (Eric) Hightower of CA; five great-grandchildren; brother, Darrell Mollohan of Decatur; nephew Mike (Carol) Coleman of Chicago and niece Jeanie Mollohan of St. Louis.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, J.H. Pittman; sister, Jean Coleman and brother, Homer "Bud" Mollohan Jr.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Washington Cemetery in rural Shelbyville.
Friends and family are invited to share a story or light a candle in Shirley's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 5, 2018
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