Shirley N. Grantham

Shirley Ann Grantham

(nee Nobles)

Shirley Ann Grantham passed away suddenly on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at home, at the age of 82.  Shirley was born on September 4, 1935, in Jacks Creek, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Roy and Minnie (Rhodes) Nobles.  She has been residing in Joliet since 1956, is a graduate of Chester County High School and retired from Western Electric in 1992.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Samuel Grantham of Joliet; her two children, Patricia (John) Kraske and Curt Grantham, both of Joliet; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive. 

Preceded by her parents; her two sisters, Ruth Morris and Willie Fay Lindsey.

A visitation for Shirley Ann Grantham will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Roads, Joliet, IL.  Eulogies and prayer service will follow at 6 p.m.  Shirley will be laid to rest in her hometown of Henderson, Tennessee.  For information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at