Shirley J. Oliver
Shirley J. Oliver, 92, of Springfield, died at 12:50 am, Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Home. She was born October 28, 1923, in Springfield, to Kenneth and Viola Ramey Knight, Sr. She married George M. Oliver on February 17, 1950 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1968.
She is survived by one son, Todd (Maribeth) Oliver of Springfield; two grandchildren Megan and George Oliver; one sister Karen Kessler of Staunton; one brother Kenneth (Sue) Knight, Jr. of Shelby, NC and several nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, William Troop and Keith Knight.
Shirley was a member of South Side Christian Church. She was an avid CUB fan.
She was a Kentucky Fried Chicken franchisee.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10 am, Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Robert Green officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 3306 South 6th Street Road, Springfield, IL 62703