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Shelba J. Krus, 79, of Bartonville, Illinois, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 1, 1938 in Smithfield, Illinois to Rev. H. Russell and Gwendolyn (Morrison) Coulter. She married Clarence “Butch” Krus on September 28, 1957 in Corinth, Mississippi. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2012 in Peoria.

Shelba is survived by five children, Lisa Lee, Kimberly (Scott) Bailey and Brenda (Jackie) Ellingsworth all of Bartonville, Katherine (James) Johnson of Oceanside, California and Wesley (Melissa) Krus of Norfolk, Virginia; ten grandchildren, Gwen Bailey-Gonzalez, Daniel Smith, Nicholas Ellingsworth, Adam Smith, Bryan Bailey, Matthew Sears, Ryan Krus, Alex Johnson, Bethany Krus and Quintin Johnson; four great grandchildren, Cole Smith, Kaitlyn Smith, Tristan and Drake Bailey; one sister, Elizabeth Curl of Springfield, Illinois and one brother, Wesley (Sue) Coulter of Washington, Illinois.

She had worked over 16 years at Fashion Plus and Classics Plus, retiring in 1990. She was a member of a Bunco Club and loved playing cards, especially Pinnacle and of late, Quiddler. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of East Peoria.

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church of East Peoria. The Rev. Mary Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 5 pm until 7 pm at the Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville. Memorials may be made to her church or the American Heart Association. You may create an online condolence at