Shirley Souris

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Shirley Jean Souris, nee Schnur, 83, of Mesa, AZ, born July 27, 1937, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, May 24, 2021, in Gilbert, AZ.

Shirley graduated from Ritenour High School in Breckenridge Hills, St. Louis County, Missouri in 1956, and moved to Phoenix in 1964; beginning a 20-year career in data processing at the corporate headquarters of ARCOA Inc. (U-Haul) in 1967. In 1986, she switched vocations to telemarketing, well-suited to her conversational and gentle nature, until her retirement to Mesa in 2002. Her deep appreciation of the desert in general and Arizona in particular, which drew her from the Midwest in her youth, never faltered. Shirley, a loving mother and grandmother, was a member of the Central Christian Church of Mesa, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter August Schnur, on November 3, 2004; and her mother, Iona Mertie Schnur, nee Weiss, on August 25, 2003.

Surviving are her son, Dr. Jeffrey S. (Dr. Christa M.) Souris of Chicago, IL; a grandson, Nikolaos A. Souris; a granddaughter, Gabriella M. Souris; and a great number of cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Pastor Brian Robison officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.




3 Comments on Shirley Souris

Lara Leoni said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Dear Jeff, While we can't be physically present, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. Our most sincere condolences. The iSAIRR Staff

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Hannah Zhang said : Guest Report Jun 11, 2021 at 7:29 AM

Dear Jeff, On behalf of the FMI group, I would like to express our condolences and support to you and your family on your mom’s passing. We are sorry to hear the sad news. We know that she meant greatly to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort in the days head. Sincerely Hannah and the FMI group

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Aaron Tsai said : Guest Report Jun 10, 2021 at 9:06 AM

Dear Jeff, It was a profound shock and sorrow that I learned of the passing of your mom and and I know that these feelings are shared by all who know her. Just so you know, we are all here to support you. With deepest sympathy to you and all your family, Yours sincerely Aaron and Liyan

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