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Shirley Ann (Copeland) Hill

February 15, 1950 - December 14, 2018

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Shirley Ann (Copeland) Hill, 68, of Litchfield, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 14th, at 5:00 a.m. at Heritage Health in Springfield, Illinois, due to a long battle with breast cancer.

Shirley was born February 15th, 1950, in Peoria, IL, to Horace A. Copeland and Angela (Jolley) Copeland. She was preceded in death by her father, Horace, her step-son, Jeffrey A. Watson, and her grandson, Larry Don Dillon, III.

Surviving are her mother, Angela Copeland, her brother, Darrell Copeland, her daughter, Tricia Watson, her step-daughter, Kathleen Watson, her step-son Edward Watson, some step-grandchildren, and many other extended family members.

Shirley retired from Hope School, where she worked with disabled children for more than 10 years. After retirement, she provided live-in assistance to an elderly friend until her death.

She was also a very active member of Glory Fire Ministries in Litchfield, IL. She enjoyed the outdoors, including going fishing, mushroom hunting, picking berries, and yard work. She also liked antiques and collectibles, and playing cards and board games with family and friends.

A celebration of Shirley’s life will be held at a later date, prior to the burial of her ashes at Orendorff Cemetery in Hopedale, IL. At her request, she will be buried next to her grandson, Larry Don Dillon, III.

In lieu of flowers, and if you choose to do do so, donations can be being made on the American Cancer Society website: https://www.americancancerfund.org/donation-options/donate-online/. Please include who the donation is for.

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