Shirley Shipley

October 29, 1934 ~ June 21, 2022 (age 87)


Shirley Shipley, 87, of Philo passed away at 3:43 AM, Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at Arbor Rose, Tolono.

Private family services will be held at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono.

Mrs. Shipley was born October 29, 1034 in Champaign, a daughter to Elmer and Merle Starkey Vanderhoof.  She married Glenn “Jug” Shipley on July 20, 1957 in Tolono, he preceded her in death on June 1, 2009. 

Surviving are two children; Vicki (Steve) Shipley Jackisch of Cantrall, IL and Dale (Kathleen) Shipley of Philo, two grandchildren; Amy Jones of Tolono, and Matt (Bre) Shipley of Urbana, and three great-grandchildren; Lilly and Austin Jones and Archie Shipley.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother; William Vanderhoof.

Shirley helped her husband operate Unity Lanes in Tolono.  She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandkids and family.

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