Shirley Dosher
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Obituary of Shirley Louise Dosher

Shirley Louise Dosher
(nee Dean)

On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at the age of 68, Shirley passed away suddenly at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center as the result of an apparent cerebral vascular accident, with her loving husband and her best friend, Tracy Kuhn, by her side.  She was born at Station Hospital in Ft. McPherson, GA, and raised in Ocala, FL.  Shirley has been a Joliet area resident for the past 40 years.  

She was a kind, professional and welcoming limousine driver in the Joliet region for over 15 years and was formerly employed at Merichka’s Restaurant as a bartender for nine years preceding.  Shirley was a people person; she loved conversation and treating customers well.  She especially enjoyed her family and those wonderful trips to Florida.      

She was preceded by her parents, Harold Vernon and Louise (nee Manley) Dean; one sister, Debi; and two brothers, Buddy and David.

Shirley is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Wayne Dosher of Crest Hill; one son, Charles “Chip” Buck; her loving daughter, Christal Elkins; a loving special girl who we call our daughter, Anna Maria; two step daughters, Desiree Dosher and Heather (Chad Browder) Miller; and six grandchildren.  One sister, Gloria; two brothers, Randy and Steve; and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Shirley was a giving person.  Even at her own death, she has given the gift of life to others by donating her organs for the benefit of those she has never met.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Gathering will take place at Cantigny Post #367, 826 Horseshoe Drive, Joliet, IL 60435, on Thursday, March 7, 2019, where Celebration of Life Services will take place throughout the day from 2:00 p.m. until the celebration conclusion at 8:00 p.m.  Final interment to take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery at a later date.  Fred C. Dames Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at​