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Shirley Lavonne Sollers

July 26, 1938 ~ January 11, 2019 (age 80)

Champaign – Shirley Lavonne Sollers, 80, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born on July 26, 1938 in Tuscola, IL to Alvin and Gladys (Shepherd) Van Dorn. 

Shirley is survived by her siblings Terry Van Dorn, Shelia Pruitt, and Kathy Van Dorn; and her pet chihuahuas Chi Chi and Charlie.  She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Betty Manuel, Alvin “Junior” Van Dorn, Julia Emberton, Sue Weghall, and Deanna Dean; and special friend Robert Grossman. 

Shirley enjoyed drinking champagne and completing crossword puzzles.  Memorial donations may be made in Shirley’s name to the Champaign County Humane Society.  Please join her family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at  

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