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Dr. Shelly A. McGath

Posted By ICS Staff, Monday, October 30, 2017

Dr. Shelly A. McGath, 52, of Washington passed away and was bestowed a crown of beauty at 4:15 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Surviving are her children, Dakota and Jessica Jones, both of Washington; her life partner, Jimmie Carnell of Peoria; her parents, Ann McGath of Washington and James McGath of East Peoria; her siblings, Maurianne Nace of Bartonville, Cindy (Mike) Bruketa of Dunlap, Rhonda McKelvey of East Peoria and Danny Ray McGath of Chatham; her grandmother, Margaret Kirby of Washington; 14 nieces and nephews; and her cat, Willow.

Shelly graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. She had a selfless and compassionate spirit, serving others at her practice, Family Care Chiropractic in Washington, for the last 25 years.

Her most important role was being a loving and prayerful mother to her two children. Shelly was an amazing cook and a very elaborate baker and loved to share those talents with others. She loved to garden, which was a passion she shared with her mom.

Shelly had a deep love for and faith in Jesus and was a member of Elevate Church in Morton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Shelly McGath Benefit Fund, c/o Heartland Bank.

Shelly's memorial website is available at, where condolences may also be sent to the family.

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