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Shirley Ann Moest
Shirley Ann Moest

Shirley Ann Moest, age 87 of Freeport passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at Liberty Village in Freeport, IL.  She was born on April 27, 1935 the daughter of Ray and Lola (Hintzmen) Broge.  She graduated from Juda High School in 1953.  She had married Eugene Pickett whom passed at the age of 21 from an airplane crash.  She then went on to marry Alois Moest, Jr. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Freeport; he preceded her in death in 2004. 

In her younger years she worked at the Green County Courthouse in the County Clerk’s Office.  Later she worked alongside Alois on their farm while raising their two daughters.  She was an immaculate housekeeper. Shirley enjoyed flower gardening, bowling, and was a wonderful mother and grandmother. 

Shirley is survived by her daughter Peggy (Jay) Lancaster of Darlington; grandchildren, Chad Baker, Justin (Amber) Daughenbaugh; and great-grandson, Edwin Daughenbaugh.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Eugene and Alois; daughter, Debra Welp; two sisters, Mary Ellen Updike and Bonnie Johnson. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at SHRINER HAGER GOHLKE Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Kelly Jahn officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at: