Elaine Sanders Solenberger

Died: Tue., Nov. 27, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mary Elaine Sanders Solenberger, 94, of Sunset Home died at 7:40 a.m. Tuesday (November 27, 2012) in Sunset Home.

   Born May 5, 1918 in Philadelphia, MO, Elaine was the daughter of Benjamin Frank and Anna Booth Shull.  She married Ralph "Beefy" Sanders in 1954 in Quincy.  He preceded her in death in 1974.  She then married John D. Solenberger on April 19, 1985 in Quincy.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 2004.

   Elaine was a member of St. Rose of Lima Church and Central Baptist Church. A graduate of Quincy High School, she enjoyed meeting new friends and eating out with her friends and family. She also played in the RSVP Kitchen Band for several years.

   Elaine was employed at the Illinois Secretary of State license facility for several years until her retirement.

   Survivors include one son, Terry Sanders of Quincy; a step-daughter Susanne Miller (Andy) of Geneva, IL; three step-sons Alan D. Solenberger (Sylvia) of St. Petersburg, FL, Michael Solenberger (Lisa) of Aiken, SC and Daniel Solenberger (Nancy) of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchldren Ryan Sanders Young of Quincy, Amy Sanders (Muller) of Quincy, Alex Sanders of Quincy, Amy Solenberger of Arkansas and Sam Miller of Chicago; one brother J.D. Shull of Quincy;of Quincy; also surviving are several great grandchildren, several loving nieces and nephews and her faithful and loving dog, Santo.

   She was preceded in death by her parents, two husband Ralph Sanders and John Solenberger; brother, Ed Shull; two sisters Evelyn Duesterhaus of Quincy and Pat Shull Leach.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Ivan Greuter officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 until7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

  Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.

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Paul K. Geers
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
Dear Terry and family,
If there was ever a mother you loved and wanted to be your mother it was Elaine.
You know Terry, I was at your home almost every day while we attended St. Rose, from games , and if you remember every Saturdays at the local antique stores, how many times even at Fowler auction too. If I would call and ask for you, your mother would say "Terry is at the shopping center or at cedar creek, I will pick you up and take to there too". Or even when they took me on vacations, we had great times, your mother was a saint.

Even these past two years she wanted to come a cathoilc, Terry if you remember, while I was home I came over and saw both of you in the back yard, and we started to talk about being a catholic, and then Father Buckley from St. Rose went to see her and that was it.
You mother was some one very speical, please keep praying for her soul and have masses said for her too. I missed and love her too.

My best to the best friend,


PS. You are in good hands with Rod Cookson too.

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