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In 1963, Shirley Ann Williams and her mother moved to the O’Fallon neighborhood, where she lived in the same house until her demise on January 27, 2013. During this time, she was a founding member of the O’Fallon Community Organization. She also served as the organization’s treasurer, historian and all other capacities to make it one of the most outstanding neighborhoods in North St. Louis. Further, Shirley Ann volunteered with many political campaigns, nationally and locally and was active member of the 21st Ward.Shirley Ann found time to tutor children, be involved in the African American Genealogy Society here in St. Louis and attend most cultural events in our city.
On the groundbreaking February 22, 2014 the name of the playground was announced as Cornerstone Playground. This playground is dedicated to Shirley Ann Williams.

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