Juanita “Nita” Ann Elizabeth Cornell
Quigley, CMSGT USAF, Ret., nee Shaw, 68 of Trenton, died Friday, May
14, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her family.
Nita was born August 8, 1941 in
Jeffers, MN to Lloyd and Clara (Greiner) Shaw; they preceded her in
In addition to her parents she was
also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Theresa Jean Cornell;
brothers, Duane Vincent Shaw, Lawrence Shaw, and Tommy Shaw; a
sister, Joan Kay Shaw; maternal grandparents, Matthias and Anna
Greiner; paternal grandparents, Jacob and Lottie Shaw; and
father-in-law and mother-in-law, Henry and Marion Quigley.
She married Paul Anthony Quigley on
October 9, 1976 and he survives in Trenton.
Also surviving is a son, Bradley
John (Debra) Cornell and a daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Joan (Curt)
Meredith all of Elburn, IL; grandchildren, Jason Lloyd Bradley
(Jaclyn) Cornell, Christopher Len (Jeny) Cornell, Angeline Joan
Meredith, and Madeline Elyse Meredith; great-grandchildren, Noah
Lloyd Bradley Cornell, Caleb Christopher Cornell, and Landon Levi
Cornell; step-sons, Paul Quigley, Jr. of Dublin, Ireland and Michael
Patrick (Jeanine) Quigley of Schererville, IN; siblings, Douglas
Robert (Sherri) Shaw of Bertha, MN, Michael Allen Shaw of Junction
City, WI, Mary Jean (Wayne) Herzog of Plover, WI, William Steven
(Jean) Shaw of Bertha, MN, Gregory Mark (Pam) Shaw of Clearwater,
FL, Kathryn Joan (Scott) Oines of Park Rapids, MN, Victoria Renee
Kapphahn of Hoffman, MN; a brother-in-law, Hank Quigley of Gary,
IN; honorary sister, Sherry (Ron) Deien of Trenton; special friends,
Charlotte (Gary) Reymond, Annie Duing all of Trenton, and Mary
Douthitt, of Belleville; and a host of relatives and friends.
Nita retired as a CMSGT after 26
years in the USAF. She was an honor graduate of Basic Military
Training, Personnel Training School, Air Force Recruiting School and
was awarded Outstanding Recruiter of the Year, a Wing Career Advisor
where she created the Career Counseling that is still used today, A
Personnel Specialist and achieved Personnel Assistant Manager
status, Special Duty Assignment at AMC,
IMA Chief for TACC and
developed numerous guidance policies and was relied on and trusted
to manage that command function. Nita was given the Air Force
Meritorious Medal with Cluster, three Air Force Commendation Medals
and three Achievement Medal Awards and also received numerous awards
and was selected for Senior NCO of the Year for AMC in 2000.
She was a member of St. Mary
Catholic Church and Altar Sodality where she served as a Lector and
Eucharistic Minister, Trenton American Legion, Trenton VFW Auxiliary
and Lifetime Member, Hospice of Southern Illinois volunteer,
Multiple Sclerosis Fundraising volunteer and participant in the 50
Mile MS Challenge Walk, Christian Missionary, and was a professional
clown. Nita formerly worked as a beautician and was the past
owner/operator of Skeeter’s Cut & Curl Beauty Salon and Boutique in
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial
will be Monday, May 18, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church
in Trenton with Msgr. Donald Eichenseer and Fr. Eugene Kreher
officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in St.
Mary Cemetery, Trenton.
Visitation will be Sunday, May 17,
2010 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Monday, May 18, 2010 from
8:00-9:45 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.
Memorials can be made to Hospice of
Southern Illinois or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and
will be received at the funeral home.
The Trenton VFW Auxiliary will hold
services at 7:00 pm Sunday evening at the funeral home.