May 21, 1940 - January 6, 2022
East Peoria - Emily A. (Jackson) Shotsberger, 81, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, after a brief hospitalization at Unity Point Health - Proctor. Born on May 21, 1940, in Peoria, Ill., Emily was the daughter of Ollie and Ethel (McDonald) Jackson. She married Gregory J. Shotsberger in Peoria on July 21, 1963. She is survived by her children, Tammy (Jim) Garrott of East Peoria and Kevin (Marissa Emerson) Shotsberger of Columbus, Ohio; one grandchild, Madelyn Garrott; two sisters, Dorothy McLaughlin of Woodstock, GA., and Blanche Jones of Clearwater, FL; two brothers, Eugene Jackson of Orange, CA., and Fred Jackson of Clearwater, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Emily was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers, and one sister. Graduating from Peoria Manual High School in 1958, Emily subsequently attended and graduated from cosmetology school in Peoria, IL. She was self-employed and operated Emily’s Beauty Salon for 30 years, before working at Rogers’ Pharmacy in Farmington. She retired in 1999. Besides working, Emily dedicated her time to her family, helped care for some of the former and elderly patrons of her beauty salon, was an avid tennis player, and enjoyed oil painting and making floral arrangements, completing many paintings and arrangements for family and friends. She was a member of the Farmington Jr. Women’s Club, through which she helped to organize the collection and distribution of Christmas gifts for economically disadvantaged children through the club's annual Hope Chest. Emily was also a supporter of Crittenton Centers, a not-for-profit child welfare organization serving central Illinois. Her love as a mother and grandmother was ever-abiding, and will be missed. In keeping with Emily's wishes, there will be no funeral services. Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services assisted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Christmas Hope Chest 332 N Main, Farmington, IL 61531 and Crittenton Centers of Peoria.
East Peoria - Emily A. (Jackson) Shotsberger, 81, of East Peoria, passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, after a brief hospitalization at Unity Point Health - Proctor. Born on May 21, 1940, in Peoria, Ill., Emily was the daughter of Ollie... View Obituary & Service Information
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