Shirley Drennen

Obituary of Shirley Drennen

Shirley A. “Coe” Drennen
(nee Stevenson)

Age 86, of Joliet, IL, and formerly Chicago Heights, IL, passed peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.  She was born on June 25, 1931, to the late Robert and Grace (nee Wagner) Stevenson, in Dayton, OH.  Raised in Springfield, OH, Coe was a graduate of Springfield High School.

Loving wife of the late James E. Drennen (2006); beloved mother of James (Kimberly) Drennen, the late Steve (Marilyn) Drennen and Cheryl Cramer (Rick Bubula); devoted grandmother of Julie and Angie Drennen, Megan (Joe) Reband, Ryan (Jackie) Drennen, Chad (Laila) Cramer and Jana (Jason) Miller; and proud great-grandmother of Joshua and Angelina, James, Blake, Andrew and Macy.  Also surviving are her brother, Robert Eugene (Barbara) Stevenson, and many nieces and nephews.

Coe’s front porch at her Joliet home was the neighborhood “meeting place” where competitive games of cards and dominoes would often end in spirited debates.

Laughter and love were staples at Grandma Coe’s house.  She will always be in our hearts.

All friends and relatives are invited to gather on Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet, where a Prayer Service will begin at 11:15 a.m.  Committal prayers and Inurnment will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL.  In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name can be made to the American Cancer Society.  For more information, please call (815) 741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at