Sheila Jean Gilley
||Sheila Jean Gilley |
(November 20, 1923 - February 29, 2012)
Sheila Jean Gilley (nee Smith), 88 of Flossmoor, IL and the beloved wife of the late George D. Gilley, passed away peacefully on
February 29, 2012 at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, IL.
Sheila was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the US at the age of two. Sheila was a graduate of Thornton Township High
School and the University of Iowa, summa cum laude. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority as well as a charter member
of Chapter JA of the PEO Sisterhood. She taught English for 36 years at both Thornton and H-F High schools and has been a member of
Flossmoor Community Church for the past 58 years.
Sheila was the cherished mother of Dennis (Elizabeth) Gilley, FL, Thomas (Linda) Gilley, IL and John Gilley, IL. She also was the dearest
grandmother “G.G.” of Craig (Lisa) Gilley, Allison Gilley Russell, Elizabeth (Brian) Payne, Emily (Steve Ratay) Gilley, Merrideth (Steve) Dedo,
Kathleen Gilley, Ian Gilley, Margaret Gilley, Hannah Gilley and E. Ryann Gilley. Sheila was the proud great grandmother of Ashton Russell,
Connor Gilley, Cameron Gilley and Grace Payne. She was also a dear sister to Douglas (Arlene) Smith.
A memorial service will be held on March 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm at Flossmoor Community Church in Flossmoor, IL. A private burial will be held
at Cedar Park in Calumet Park, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Flossmoor Community Church Foundation, 2218 Hutchison Rd., Flossmoor, IL,
Chapter JA/PEO Sisterhood, 2244 Evans Rd., Flossmoor, IL 60422 for the (Sheila Gilley Memorial Scholarship) or the Glenwood School for
Boys and Girls, 500 W. 187th St. Glenwood, IL 60425. www.tewsfuneralhomes.com or 708-798-5300.
Published in SouthtownStar on March 4, 2012
Published in Chicago Tribune on March 4, 2012