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Shirley Anne Mueller

January 12, 1938 - February 9, 2022

Shirley Anne Mueller Shirley Anne Mueller
    February 15, 2022 | 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday
  • Yurs Funeral Home Geneva
  • Funeral
  • February 15, 2022 | 11:00 A.M. Tuesday
  • St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles
  • Burial Location
    Assumption Cemetery, Wheaton

Shirley A. Mueller


Shirley Anne Mueller was born on January 12, 1938, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. Her mother, Anne Whiffen, nee Collins, loved her very much and was a warm and caring mom in every way. She taught her the value of patience, respect and to love God. Her father, James Whiffen, was no less devoted to her. From him, she learned about hard work and loyalty to family and country. They gave her faith in the Lord, which comforted her to the very end.

She was the sixth of seven sisters and one brother to rejoin their family in heaven, survived by her sister, Carmel Hammond. The large family was very close throughout their lives, especially after the early loss of their father, sharing life’s journey and adventures.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul E. Mueller, Sr. and together, they enjoyed nearly fifty years of marriage. Paul was kind, loving and soft-spoken; he was quick to listen and slow to anger. Their love and mutual respect set a fine example for their children.

Surviving her are her three children, Jennifer Ann, Paul Emiel Jr. and Jeffrey Steven. All are leading independent, successful lives in good health thanks to the bedrock foundation provided by Mom and Dad. Her children and grandchildren, Claire Mary, Brendan Thomas and Elise Anne have made her immensely proud and filled her life with joy. Her children’s’ dedication to their families reflects an example set every day by their parents. They deal with grief differently, and each should manage it as they see fit. She hopes, however, that they grieve her passing only as long as necessary. They have much good work to do and love to give, and they should get busy doing it. Time is flying by. Paul’s wife, Michelle, also survives her. Shirley loved Michelle, who was dear to her as well.

Her numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families, and many devoted friends also survive Shirley. She loved them all, and she knows they loved her.

She was a blessed woman in every way.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday at Yurs Funeral Home Geneva, Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N491 Crane Road St. Charles. Burial will be at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton, Il.

For further information please call Yurs Funeral Home Geneva. 630-232-7337


Fredrika Melone from Geneva, IL

"Aunt Shirley will be missed so much by our family. We enjoyed so many good times, especially in her later years. Her quick wit and stories of growing up with my mom entertained us. Our sincerest condolences."

Debbie Norberto from Tallahassee, FL

"My sweet Aunt Shirley. What a wonderful lady. I have such good memories of her when she would come visit. She had such a great time at my wedding with all the other Whiffen ladies. I remember she was upset because the dress she wore a pretty black gown, 2 other women also had on. I think the last time. I saw her was the year my Mommy died, 2002. I know she is up in heaven with her sisters and brother and her mom and dad happily together again. Give my Mom and Dad a kiss for me Aunt Shirley. Until we meet again, forever rest in paradise. I love you."

Paul Hammond from P.S.L , FL

"Jennifer, Paul, Jeff My condolences to you and your families . Rest in peace Aunt Shirley, you where loved by many!"

Robin Koestner from Schaumburg, IL

"Jenny,Jeff + Paul So sorry to hear about Mom .She was a lovely woman. I can still hear her voice and I have to smile thinking about her."

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