Shirley J. Belmont, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, went to be with the Lord at 11:58 am March 21, 2020 at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 14, 1935 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Melvin Edward Rodgers and E. Chestine (Bradley) Rodgers Sechrest. Shirley first married Frank Dean Decker in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1962. She later married Virgil “Sonny” Belmont in September of 1962 in Bluford, Illinois. They were blessed with twenty-six years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 20, 1988.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Kelley Ellis and husband, Roy, Jeanne Reininger and husband, Joseph both of Mount Vernon, Illinois; son, Edward Belmont and friend, Brenda of Mount Vernon, Illinois; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pamela Cagle; and sister, Mary Green of Mount Vernon, Illinois.
In addition to her parents and husbands, Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Frankie Belmont and brother, Don Rodgers.
Shirley was a self employed professional seamstress. She also enjoyed crocheting. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Per Shirley’s request there will be no services held. Memorials may be made in Shirley’s honor to the Belmont Family, in care of Kelley Ellis.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.