May 28, 1922 - February 12, 2021
Mrs. Signora Shorty, 98, of Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to her heavenly home at 3:16 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Mother Signora was born on May 28, 1922 in Indianola, MS to Eugene and Mandy (Hunt) Higgins. She married Frank Shorty on November 23, 1936. They moved their family from Mississippi to Peoria, IL in December of 1955. She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful long-time member of Pleasant Grove under the leadership of Pastor George Lobdell. Mother Signora was a seamstress and was fond of crocheting hats, gloves and blankets. Quilting was a favorite pastime as well. She loved to fish and spend time with family and friends at gatherings. Mother Signora knew a lot of people and would often attend funerals of family and friends. Mother Signora leaves to cherish her most precious memories her loving and devoted children which includes; Daisy Shorty, John (Dorothy) Shorty, Jessie Shorty, Willie Bell DuBose, Dorothy (Myron) Fox and Amanda Coleman all of Peoria, IL; 26 grandchildren; a host of great, great-great and great-great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Shorty; one daughter, Pearl Black; 5 brothers and 3 sisters. A private funeral will be held at 11 am on Monday, February 22, 2021 at Simons Mortuary with a visitation one-hour prior beginning at 10 am. Rev. Alvin Riley, Sr., Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church will officiate. Mother Signora will be laid to rest beside her husband at Swan Lake Memory Gardens. Simons Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at SimonsMortuary.com. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing and attendance, funerals are limited to 25 family members of the decedents, not including the staff at Simons Mortuary. To be consistent with recommendations from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), funeral home directors have been instructed and should follow CDC guidelines on gatherings, including those directly related to funerals, visitations, or graveside services. Funerals are limited to no more than 10 of the decedent’s immediate family members. *In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we ask that everyone in attendance: wear a face mask and refrain from hugging, kissing and shaking hands (as hard as it is to see someone you care about and not touch them). *It is our responsibility as a Funeral Directors, to do everything we can to advise families in order to honor our beloved Families and to keep everyone as safe as possible. The chapel can socially distance and seat no more than 25 or less people. All others will be able to flow through prior to beginning of the service. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!
Mrs. Signora Shorty, 98, of Peoria, IL transitioned from this life to her heavenly home at 3:16 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Mother Signora was born on May 28, 1922 in Indianola,... View Obituary & Service Information
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