Shirley Ann Bauer

NORMAL — Shirley Ann Bauer, 86, of Normal, formerly of Urbana and Cissna Park, died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Heritage Health in Normal.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, with visitation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Cissna Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Bauer was born Oct. 24, 1932, at the family farmhouse in Cissna Park, the daughter of Emil and Rose (Winger) Schmitt. She married Marvin Charles Bauer on Oct. 14, 1951, in Cissna Park, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage. Her husband currently resides at Heritage Health in Normal.

Surviving are four children, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Children are Russell (Colleen) Bauer of Bloomington, Rhonda (Leslie) Steiner of Davenport, Iowa, Rosemary (David) Nevin of Cleveland, Miss., and Ryan Bauer of Mansfield. Grandchildren are Brock (Kristen) Bauer, Jill (David) Stutzman, Jodi (Adam) Kimball, Travis (Caitlin) Steiner, Matthew Steiner, Lindsay Bauer, Lauren (Josh) Juchems, Brooke Bauer, Josh Bauer and Jared Bauer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Norman Schmitt.

Mrs. Bauer taught Sunday school for many years and was a founding member of the Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park. She was also a member of the Twin City Bible Church in Urbana during their time in Champaign-Urbana.

Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.

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