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Shelly J. Perry

June 3, 1955 — August 5, 2022


Shelly Jean Perry, age 67, of Chillicothe, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Shelly was born on June 3, 1955 in Canton, Illinois to Jimmy and Rose (Frew) Dusten.  She married Rick Perry on May 21, 1982 in Chillicothe.  He preceded her in death on March 10, 2021.  Also preceding her in death are her parents; her mother-in-law, Norma Kee; her brother, Jim Dusten; her brother-in-law, Howard Taylor; her sister-in-law, Pam Nutter; and her brother-in-law, Gary Perry.

Surviving are her children, Stephanie (Clint) Hefke of Marengo, IN, Chad Collins of Brimfield, IL and Chris (Debra) Hofmann of Peoria, IL; her grandchildren, Cody (Ruby) Hefke, Brock Hefke, Theo and Nolan Collins, and Alyssa, Grace and Kara Hofmann; her sisters, Janet (Jerry) Segler and Debbie Dusten-Taylor; her brother, John Willard “Bill” Dusten; sister-in-law, Claudie Dusten and her brother-in-laws, Dave Nutter and Randy (Sherry) Perry.

Shelly was a graduate of Casey Westfield High School and she co-owned Winglock Calls with her husband, Rick.  Shelly was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was very athletic and enjoyed walking and riding her bicycle.  She also played the piano and loved watching The Golden Girls.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10am to 12pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  A private graveside service for the immediate family will be held following the visitation at Chillicothe City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude.  Online condolences may be made through

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