ESSEX-Shirlee K. Luebeck (nee White), 84, of Essex, IL, passed away Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at ManorCare in Kankakee, IL. Born Sept. 16, 1928 in Essex, IL, she was the daughter of Fred and Dorothy "Dolly" (nee Fredrick) White. Shirlee, along with her husband, Elmer, owned and operated Luebeck's Tap in Essex for over 30 years. She enjoyed sewing and reading. Surviving are one daughter, Robin (Raymond) Wren of Essex; one son, David (Hope) Luebeck of Essex; six grandchildren, Dawn Dill, Carol (Bill) Zacharias, Jason Lawless, Christopher Lawless, Michael Wren and Bryan Wren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Lynn Ames of Essex and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Elmer Luebeck; her parents, step-father, Jess Shelby; one daughter, Wendy Lawless; two brothers, Fred White and Charles "Ike" White; and one sister, Gloria White.
Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in North Cemetery in Essex.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in her name may be made to the Kankakee Valley Hospice.
Family and friends can sign the online guestbook at www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes. com.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd. & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.