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Shirley Mae Larson


Shirley Larson
Shirley Larson

OTTAWA — Shirley Mae Larson, 81, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, Dec. 2, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with the Rev. Corey Krengiel officiating. Entombment will follow in the Shrine of Rest in Oakwood Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.

Shirley was born Feb. 11, 1937, in Ottawa, a daughter of Michael and Edith Eleanor (Grady) Onofrey. She married Philip Larson on Aug. 29, 1959, in Seneca.

She is survived by Philip, her husband of 59 years; sons, Mike (Kim) Larson and Mark (Angie) Larson, all of Ottawa; grandchildren, Haley (Brandon) Aubry, of Utica, Dylan Joseph Larson, of Florida, Jessica Jackson, of Marseilles, Hannah and Chloe Larson, of Ottawa; and great-grandchildren, Parker and Wyatt Aubry. She also leaves a sister, Annabelle (Eugene) Lee, of Ottawa.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Michael and Jack Onofrey; great-granddaughter, Addelynne Marie Narwick; and a nephew, Michael Hunter Jr.

Shirley was a homemaker her entire life and CEO of Larson Racing. She enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, shopping and was known to frequent casinos in the area as well as Las Vegas. The time she treasured most was that spent with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her beloved pets.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. To share a memory or light a candle, please visit or Gladfelter Funeral Home on Facebook.

Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home and Cremation Services

1601 E. Norris Drive, Ottawa, IL 61350


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