Priscilla Shoreack, 95

July 7, 2014 

Priscilla Shoreack, 95, of Highland died Friday, July 4, 2014, at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 9 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and from 8 to 10 a.m. on July 10 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on July 10 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with the Rev. Christopher W. Hill, senior pastor of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, officiating. Burial will be in Keystone Cemetery in St. Jacob.

She was born Dec. 21, 1918, on Deck’s Prairie, near Highland, to John Miles and Anna Elizabeth (Bader) Donnelly. On June 28, 1941, she married Clifton Edward Shoreack. He passed away on May 24, 1997.

Mrs. Shoreack she grew up on Deck’s Prairie and attended Geiger School. She lived in East Alton for 37 years. She then moved to the Hickory Flats area between Highland and Marine in 1975 and lived there since.

She had worked at Brown’s Cafe in Highland, the Marine Shoe Factory, Olin-Western Cartridge in East Alton and with East Alton School District as cafeteria cashier.

She enjoyed growing and arranging flowers and baking. She won grand champion for her apple pie at the Madison County Fair and may ribbons for her floral arrangements. She loved her family very much and will be missed greatly.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. She was also a former member of United Church of Christ of Marine, the Order of Eastern Star Unity Chapter of Marine, Daughters of American Revolution, the Madison County Fair Board, where she had served as superintendent of floriculture, the JOY Singers, and the Marine Home Extension Unit.

Survivors include a son, Dennis C. (Judy) Shoreack of Granite City; a daughter, Judy A. (Eugene) Touchette of Highland; grandchildren, James D. Shoreack of East Alton, Paula R. (Jeff) Meier of Highland, Tina M. Eldridge of East Alton and Ryan C. McBride of Highland; step-grandchildren, Steven E. Touchette of Granite City, Geri D. Touchette of Mascoutah, Daniel L. (Melissa) Saul of Granite City, Dwayne E. Saul of Granite City, Scott E. (Jennifer) Touchette of Eugene, Ore., and Michelle L. (John) Diehl of Fort Smith, Ore.; great-grandchildren, Heather (Joe) Hieke of East Alton, Jason Eldridge of Bethalto, Riley McBride of St. Louis, Mo., and Logan McBride of St. Louis, Mo.; step-great-grandchildren, Tabitha (Scott) Nolda of St. Peters, Mo., Jacob Saul of Granite City, Jessica Saul of Granite City, Joelle Saul of Granite City, Jessica Touchette of Mascoutah, Shari Touchette of Mascoutah, Brendan Wilson of San Diego, Calif., Jonathan Werner of Denver, Colo., Nathan Saul of Granite City, Maria Saul of Granite City, Mathew Saul of Granite City, Thomas Touchette of Eugene, Ore., and Catherine Touchette, Eugene, Ore.; great-great-grandchildren, Autumn Hieke of East Alton and Chole Hieke of East Alton; a step-great-great-grandchild, Christy Nolda of St. Peters, Mo.; and sisters-in-law, Amanda Donnelly of St. Charles, Mo., and Jeanne Donnelly of Farmington, Mich.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Donnelly Jr., Urban Donnelly, who died on Oct. 25, 1999, John Donnelly, who died in infancy, William Donnelly, Spurgeon Donnelly (twin), who died on Oct. 14, 2008, and Virgil Donnelly (twin), who died on Aug. 1, 2002; a sister, Henrietta Spengel; and a foster sister, H. Irene Biggs Busch.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or Giger Cemetery.

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