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Shirley A. Henderson

April 3, 1924 ~ January 26, 2018 (age 93)

Champaign – Shirley Ann Henderson, 93, passed away in her home at 12:33 am on Friday, January 26, 2018.

Shirley was born on April 3, 1924 in Cloquet, Minnesota, the daughter of Erick and Ilma (Rautio) Erickson.

She attended the U of I where she earned a degree in Occupational Therapy. She was a past member of the Junior League, a fan of U of I woman’s basketball, and a lifelong bridge player.

She is survived by her husband, Bill Henderson, children: David (Doris) Bonnett of Champaign, IL and Patricia DeYoung of Beaufort, SC, Spencer (Marty) Henderson of Normal, IL, Kay Wilcox of Plainfield, IN, grandchildren: Kris Schmidt, McKenzie Bonnett, Jackson Bonnett, Megan DeYoung, Sara Devine, Stephanie Wilson, Stacey Hirsch, Travis Henderson, Michelle Gayde, Ashley Garland, Lisa Scotch, Brian Varnum, and Laura Varnum.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents and daughter Kathy Varnum. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, February 2, 2018 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 South Prospect Avenue, Champaign, with Pastor Sheryl Palmer officiating. There will be a visitation one hour prior to services.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 East Main Street, Champaign, IL, 61802 or Champaign Public Library, 200 West Green Street, Champaign, IL, 61820.






Donations may be made to:

Champaign County Humane Society
1911 E. Main Street, Urbana IL 61802

Champaign Public Library
200 West Green Street, Champaign IL 61820

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