Nancy Joan Doyle Shea
Nancy Doyle Shea, 89 died at 2:50 a.m. on Monday, September 30, 2019 after a very long illness.
Nancy was born on December 31, 1929 in Peoria, Illinois to Bernice McClure Doyle and George W. Doyle.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Kathleen; three sons, Michael, Stephen and Joseph; granddaughters, Kelly Hulett and Michael Morris; sisters, Rosemary Crum and Carol Phillips and brother, John Doyle.
Nancy is survived by her sister, Barbara Stelte (Jim) as well as great -grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Nancy graduated from Cathedral Grade School and Sacred Heart Academy. She was employed at Illinois Bell for a few years and then St. John’s Hospital business office for thirty years.
Nancy was devoted to God and her family, and her whole life was centered around both. Pope Francis said, “The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek to humility, service and love.” Nancy whole life was about humility, service, love and sacrifice.
Private family burial will be at a later date.
Personal experience from moments after her death from her sister, Barb. My dad died over 40 years ago. He always called me kiddo. I was standing next to her bed crying and in my spirit, I heard my dad say “It’s okay kiddo. I will take it from here.” I felt the presence of others, too. Nancy was with family.
I received a gift of instant peace. I wanted to share this maybe others might feel peace, too.
Nancy lived what we were taught in our Catechism. God made me to know Him, love Him and serve in this world so that we can be happy with Him in heaven.
Remember Nancy with a smile, a prayer and kindness to everyone.