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Shirley Selvey

March 16, 1928 — January 5, 2021

Shirley J. Selvey, 92, of Eureka passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal.
She was born on March 16, 1928 in Eureka, IL. She married George B. Selvey on March 2, 1946 in Metamora, IL. He passed away on March 3, 2015.
Survivors include three sons, Paul Selvey of East Peoria; Ken (Diane Kuntz) Selvey of Deer Creek; Randy (Peggy Knapp) Selvey of Goodfield; six sisters, Pat Hart of The Colony, Texas; Caroline (George) Strouse of Shawnee, OK; Una Hemstreet of Pflugerville, Texas; Linda (Joe) Kaufman of Peoria, AZ; Sue (George) Frank of Bloomington, IL; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Larry Selvey, brother, Ted and six sisters, Roberta, Dorothy, Nellie, Mildred, Jennie and Kris.
Shirley worked at Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka as a head dietician. George and Shirley owned and operated multiple businesses in Woodford County including G & S Sundries, Selvey's Drive-In and Busy Corner.
She loved to quilt and grow cactuses. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Shirley was a member of St. Luke's Catholic Church in Eureka, where a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11, 2021. Father Eugene Radosevich will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Social distancing guidelines will be observed for the visitation and funeral mass and masks will be required. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Catholic Church in Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


JAN 11. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (CST)

St Luke's Catholic Church
904 Reagan Dr
Eureka, IL 61530

Funeral Mass

JAN 11. 10:00 AM (CST)

St Luke's Catholic Church
904 Reagan Dr
Eureka, IL 61530

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