Shirley Mank

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Shirley B. Mank, nee Bricker, 88, of Belleville, IL, born March 3, 1932, in Reading, PA, died Wednesday, November 25, 2020, in Belleville, IL.

Shirley was a United States Navy veteran. After serving her country, she received her degree in Nursing. Shirley worked in management positions at many hospitals and healthcare facilities throughout her career.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Michelle H. Graves, nee Mank; a son, Timothy Mank; and her parents, Charles Bricker and Evelyn May Bricker-Shunk.

Surviving are two sons, Stephen (Sherri) Mank of Belleville, IL, and Daniel (Diane) Mank of Waterloo, IL;
a daughter, Maura (Jeffrey, Sr.) Leehy of Belleville, IL;
nine grandchildren, Stephen (Jamie) Mank, Andrew Mank, Mandy (Jacob) Kirleis, Monica (Michael) Stier, Ryan Mank, Cara (Tyler) Kohlmeier, and Jeffrey Jr., Nathan, and Luke Leehy;
and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Willowcreek Rehab and Nursing for the exemplary care and compassion given to Shirley during her stay.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



7 Comments on Shirley Mank

Stephanie said : Guest Report Dec 04, 2020 at 10:43 PM

Prayers for you and your family. She will be missed. Glad I had the opportunity to meet her. Be a part of her journey. At. Willowcreek.

  • Belleville
  • IL
JACK OESTERLE,JR. said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 9:37 PM

Steve, We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.Please accept our sympathy! In our prayers! Mary Kay "Pope" Oesterle & Jack

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Madeline said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Maura , we are so sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. May god give you strength in the coming days ahead of you. We love you ?

  • Belleville
  • Il
Dave & Debbie said : Guest Report Nov 29, 2020 at 5:33 PM

Maura, We are so deeply sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. (Hugs!) Love Dave & Deb

  • Belleville
  • Il
Jenny Prindable said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Maura so sorry to hear. Your mom was a great lady. Healing prayers and mental hugs coming your way.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Paul and Sandy Monroe said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2020 at 2:51 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your entire family

  • IL - Belleville
  • Il.
Ann Koenig said : Guest Report Nov 28, 2020 at 10:58 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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