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Rita J. Olsen
(May 19, 1939 - August 12, 2017)

Rita Jean Olsen, 78, of Shelbyville, IL, died at 5:31 p.m. Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Shelbyville Manor.

No services will be held. Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.

Rita was born on May 19, 1939 in Eldorado, IL, the daughter of Delbert and Helen Nadine (Briskell) Waller. She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1957 and Southern Illinois University in 1961. She was a librarian for Harper College in Palatine, IL. Rita married Lawrence R. “Larry” Olsen on February 27, 2002. He died on May 20, 2014.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri Burnett of Arlington Heights, IL; and special friends, Joyce and Frank Kasper of Shelbyville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband.

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