Shirley A. Voss, 76 of Alpha, Illinois passed away Thursday, March 9, 2023 at home. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2023 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull. The funeral service will directly follow at noon. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery. Memorials may be left to the family and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
She was born March 16, 1946 in Moline, Illinois to John and Betty Baxter Taylor. Shirley graduated from AlWood High School in 1964. She married Noel S. Voss August 15, 1965 in Woodhull. He passed away September 21, 1991.
Prior to farming alongside her husband, Noel, Shirley was a beautician. She was later employed as a seamstress for the Rock Island Casino and did home upholstery.
Shirley was an avid pig collector. She loved living on the farm, making dinner for everyone and having lunch dates with classmates. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her family and sewing.
Survivors include her sons, Darin (Kimberly) Voss, Troy L. Voss, both of Alpha; six grandchildren, Ashley Siple of Waterford, Michigan; Brittany Voss of Roanoke, Illinois; Cacee Burke of Gifford, Illinois; Holly Rice of Victoria, Illinois; Cheyenne Voss of Pekin, Illinois and Emily Peter of Ursa, Illinois; five great grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Karrie) Taylor of South Elgin, Illinois; one aunt, Marie Wallace of Rushville, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and granddaughter.