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Elaine Sanders Solenberger

November 27, 2012

   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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