Shirley Lovett

Shirley Lovett

URBANA — Shirley Ann Lovett, 77, of Urbana passed away at 6:44 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 10, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

There will be a memorial visitation Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be a celebration of life at the Urbana American Legion, 107 N. Broadway St., Urbana, on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. 

Shirley was born April 30, 1941, in Cobden, a daughter of Russell and Beulah (Singleton) Toler. She married Darrell “Corky” Lovett on Aug. 17, 1958, in Cornith, Miss. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Phil (Sheila) Lovett of Mahomet, Tammie (Jami Greathouse) of Urbana and Jeff Lovett of Urbana; two grandchildren, Ashley Lovett and Courtney (Grant) Lynn; and a sister, Betty McDuffy of Ivesdale.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Shirley had worked at The News-Gazette, the Champaign-Urbana Courier newspaper and was a secretary for her husband at Ewing-Lovett Transfer Company for many years. She loved gardening, her pet poodles and her family.

Memorials may be made to the family for the celebration of life service or the Champaign County Humane Society. Condolences may be offered at