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Shirley M. Dhom

Shirley M. Dhom, 90, Woodstock, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Valley Hi Nursing Home, Woodstock. 

She was born Sept. 5, 1922, in Woodstock to Herman and Margaret (Bauer) Salzman. On Nov. 8, 1947, she married Lawrence C. Dhom in Woodstock.

She was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock, and was a graduate of St. Mary High School. She was very active in the church, participating as a member of the Mariola Club and the church choir. She had been employed as a secretary with Woodstock School District 200 for many years until her retirement. 

After retirement, she volunteered her time with Hospice of Northeastern Illinois.

Survivors include her husband; a son, David C. (Maribeth) Dhom, Woodstock; two daughters, Mary Godwin and Peggy (Larry) Smith, both of Woodstock; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Dhom; 15 grandchildren, Brian Dhom, Rebecca Dhom, Phil (Maggie) Dhom, Bridget (Chris) Phillips, Eric Dhom, Maggie Dhom, Clare Dhom, Chris (Kara) Godwin, Emily (Aaron) Gay, Molly (Jake) Freely, Casey (Amy) Godwin, Scott Smith, Sarah Smith, Lindsay (Todd) Loehner and Lauren Hoadley; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Reeb and Marge (Ronald) Lipinsky; and a brother, Robert (Phyllis) Salzman.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Patricia J. Dhom; a son, Lawrence E. Dhom; a son-in-law, Michael Godwin; and a brother-in-law, Leonard Reeb. 

Visitation was Dec. 16 at Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock. The funeral was Dec. 17 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

Her family would like to express their gratitude to the entire Valley Hi staff and all of the hospice personnel.

Memorials can be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, 405, Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL  60010. Memorial masses also would be appreciated.

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