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1933 Shirley 2020

Shirley Tolan

December 6, 1933 — August 24, 2020

Shirley G. Tolan (nee Davis), age 86 of Sedalia, Missouri, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away on August 24, 2020, in Crystal City. She was born on December 06, 1933, in Granite City, Illinois. Shirley was an 18-year survivor of Multiple Myeloma and died of complications due to Covid-19. She was Secretary for the Boy Scouts USA and a member of 1st Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro. She will be remembered as a loving, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and friend to many.

She is survived by:

Son-Terrence K. (Charlotte) Tolan, of De Soto, Missouri

Daughter-Karen L. (Harold) Franklin, of Sedalia, Missouri

Son-Glen R. (Karen) Tolan, of Festus, Missouri

Daughter-Tamara S. Stricklan, of Downs, Illinois


Britni, Blake (Amanda) Tolan, Devon, Joe, Chelsea, Shana, Nicholas, Natalie, Chris, Greg, Kevin, Daniel, Anthony, and Brandon


Mackenzie, Brantley, and Hank.



Preceded in death by:

Husband Terrence Lew Tolan

Father-Lemon Davis

Mother-Nella Ruth Davis (nee Steen)

Brother-Kermit Davis


All services were private.


Memorials in memory of Shirley may be made to Crystal Oaks Foundation 1500 Calvary Church Road, Festus, Missouri, 63028, or to Crossroads Hospice.14310 east 42nd St.  South Unit 600 Independence Mo 64055.

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