Claudia Beck Shaughnessy, 51, of Springfield, passed away at 6:45 am, Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after a lengthy, courageous battle with leukemia. She was born April 26, 1959 in Litchfield, IL to Clarence V. Beck, Jr. and Martha C. Smith. She was the much loved wife of Steve Shaughnessy who she married on March 31, 2001. Also surviving is her dearly loved son; Connor, her mother Martha C. Smith of Hawkinsville, GA; mother-in-law and father-in-law Mike and Marilyn Shaughnessy of Springfield; her sisters; Nancy Beck (Companion; Rick Norton) of Altamonte Springs, FL; Kate Beck-Korst (husband; Rick Korst) of Western Springs, IL and Constance Beck (husband; Terry Manchester) of Los Gatos, CA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Susan and Erik Gothberg of Elk Grove, CA and Michael and Kris Shaughnessy of Springfield. She was a devoted aunt to her nieces and nephews Charles and Mary Manchester, Katie and Chloe Korst and Jack and Sam Gothberg.
Claudia was a graduate of Greenfield High School in 1977. She loved being a mom to Connor and watching her husband and son race cars. She enjoyed traveling in the motor home and cruising with family throughout the years. She has been a resident of Springfield since 1978. She began as teller and worked for 30 years for National City Bank/PNC her last position was a Project Manager in Retail Services.
Visitation will be from 4-7 pm, Monday, September 20, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 am, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home, with Vaughn Beeman officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Springfield, IL Park District Fun Shop or Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery.
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