Shirley J. Anderson, 90, a lifelong Riverside resident, died on Feb. 25, 2017. 

Born on Sept. 10, 1926 in Chicago, she taught for Chicago Public Schools for more than 40 years at Kinzie School, Linnae School, Reilly School and Emmett School. 

Ms. Anderson also served as a trustee for the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund, was a graduate of the Chicago Teachers College and received her master’s degree from Loyola University. 

She was the mother of Starr (late David) Pitsch and Evonne (late Richard Vorwerk) Anderson; the grandmother of David (Laura Elgie, fiancée) Pitsch and Shannon Pitsch (James) Cartales; and the sister of the late Marilynne Martin. 

Visitation is on Thursday, March 2 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave. in North Riverside. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road in Riverside. 

Memorial donations are appreciated to Children First Fund: The Chicago Public Schools Foundation, 42 W. Madison St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, 60602.