Shirley A. Spear

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Shirley A. Spear, nee Christensen, 95, of Norwood Park’s Danish Home, formerly of Edison Park.  Beloved wife of the late William Gore Spear.  Loving mother of Lori S. (James) Montana.  Proud grandmother of William (Leah) and Michael Montana.  Great grandmother of Jett and Callen Montana. 

Early in her career she taught at the Baker Demonstration School and was on staff at the National College of Education.  She  served on the Local School Council of the Ebinger School for eight years.  Long time member of Edison Park Methodist Church.

Shirley was an eternal optimist.  She loved everyone in her life and never met a stranger!  She enjoyed theater, music, art and making the ordinary beautiful.  She was the best Nana EVER and her love of Algebra was legendary!  Shirley had a song in her heart and will be missed every day.

Visitation Friday, August 6, 2021 from 4 until 7 PM at M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago.  Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to Edison Park Methodist Church, 6740 W. Oliphant, Chicago, IL 60631.  For further information 773-631-1240 or