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Tapscott, Shirley

d. September 7, 2014

Shirley “Sue” Tapscott, age 69, of Springfield, joined our Heavenly Father on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at St. John’s Hospital.

She is survived by her daughters, Angie (husband Michael) Winters and their children, Kelsey (husband Josh), Corlin, Ryan, Miranda, Luke, and Kira; and Pam (husband Tim) Blackorby and their daughter, Hannah; daughter-in-law, Cindy Tapscott and her children, Missy, Tami, David, Rebecca, Ben, and Jameson; step-children, Pam (husband Ed) Swenson, Betty Tapscott, Marsha Dempke, Kenny (Wanda) Tapscott; several step-grandchildren; great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a brother, Don (Betty) Howard.

Sue is preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Tapscott, Sr.; step-sons, Mike Tapscott, George Tapscott, Jr., Robert Harvey Tapscott, and Dave Tapscott; and three sisters, Dorothy Green, Marietta Wood, and Joyce Sullivan.

She was born April 6, 1945 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Ralph and Edna Howard.

Sue loved working for Vision Care Associates where she developed relationships and friendships that she cherished.

Sue loved spending time with family and friends, fishing, mushroom hunting, and all animals.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5:30 PM until time of memorial services at 6:00 PM on Friday, September 12, 2014 at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Animal Protective League (APL) or to the American Heart Association.

Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, IL.


  1. Angie & Pam –

    My condolences on the loss of your mother.

    I will always be grateful for her acceptance of the family she inherited when she married Dad and for the love and care she gave him during his last months.


  2. Aunt Susie will be missed deeply. She was always there when I needed her. She would help anybody she could. She had a big heart. Aunt Susie, we love you.

  3. Aunt Susie you will never be forgotten. You were always there when anyone ever needed you and we will miss you dearly. We will miss all the family stories that no one knew about. Love you and always will.

  4. To the family of Shirley, I am sorry for your loss. I went to school with Shirley.

  5. I worked with Sue at Vision Care Associates and she would do anything for anybody. If you needed to switch your shift with her she would always do it and never ask for anything in return… I am going to miss this amazing, funny, kind hearted woman so much. She was so much fun to be around, and if you had a problem she ALWAYS had the answer…. RIP SUENEW… I’m going to miss you more then words can say!! xoxoxo

  6. Pam and Angie, We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Susie will be deeply missed by all. She would light up a room and have everyone laughing within minutes with one of her silly remarks or a story, which she loved to tell. She has completed her job here on earth and has moved on to live with our heavenly Father and the other family and friends that had gone before her, there too, she will have a lot of stories to tell. Until we meet again, God Bless.

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