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11/4/2019 10:40:00 AM
Dolores E. (Tolliver) Ketchum
February 5, 1933 - November 2, 2019
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Dolores E. (Tolliver) Ketchum, 86, of Taylorville, passed away at 12:38 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center with her three loving daughters at her side.

Dolores was born February 5, 1933 in Taylorville, the daughter of Otto and Dorothy Tolliver and natural parents Otto and Eileen Boch. She married Roy Eugene “Gene” Ketchum, Jr. on March 27, 1949 at the Methodist Parsonage in Hillsboro, and they enjoyed over 63 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2013.

Dolores attended Taylorville High School and went on to be a devoted homemaker. She loved to dance, spending many years as a member of Charlie’s Angels tap group. Dolores enjoyed a good boardgame or game of cards and absolutely loved flower gardening and tending to her landscape. She was a long-time member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taylorville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan Shue; and son-in-law, David Shue.

Dolores is survived by her daughters: Sheryl (Dave) Brasche of Taylorville, Phyllis “P.J.” Greenwalt of Edinburg and Joni Havener of Taylorville; grandchildren: Ryan Brasche of Tenn., Michael (Kelly) DeClerck of Taylorville, Jared Brasche of Taylorville, Heidi Shue of Fla., Tiffany (Christopher) Scott of Fla., Joshua (Dee) Shue of Fla., Caleb (Lauren) Shue of Fla., Jennifer (Taylor) Roe of Tenn., Alicia (Jason) Gelnett of Tenn. and Amanda Winner of Tenn.; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and brother, Larry Tolliver of Taylorville.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 1:30 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

Please visit to offer condolences to the Family.

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