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Shelby Cook

Jun 30th, 1938 - Oct 22nd, 2021

Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home

Funeral Ceremony: 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Interment: Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville


   Shelby Jean Cook, age 83, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Friday afternoon, October 22, 2021, at her home.

   She was born June 30, 1938, in Harrington, Delaware, the daughter of John Thomas and Mary (Laramore) Yowell.  She was united in marriage to Richard Leroy Cook on February 14, 1969, in Reading, Pennsylvania, and together they have shared 52 wedding anniversaries.

   Shelby truly enjoyed helping others, and appreciated the opportunity to show concern and be a caregiver for those in need, including during her work as a CNA.  She was a member of Bloom Baptist Church where she helped with bible school.  She and Richard were members of the Harter Township Fishing Club and she liked time spent out at the lake. 

   She is survived by her husband: Richard Cook of Flora; children: Joe (Karen) Anderson of Flora and Richard (Lesa) Cook Jr. of Flora; daughter-in-law: Linda Anderson of Pennsylvania; son-in-law: Ron Sexton of Flora; 15 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Rose Yarbro of Clayton, Delaware.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Mike Anderson; daughter: Cathy Sexton; a grandson; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother: William (Margaret) Yowell; and her dog: Major.

   A funeral ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Orchard Hill Cemetery, Louisville.  Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to Bloom Baptist Church and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:    


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Steve and Misty Wheeler

October 23rd

Richard and family we are so sorry. She was always so sweet and loved to visit with her when Dad & Mom had their cabin by you guys.. Sending prayers and hugs

Dick & Linda Wiegel

October 23rd

So sorry to this. Shelby was a sweet person and will be missed.

Mary Reynolds

October 23rd

May she Rest In Peace ❤🙏❤ My condolences to the family.

Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

October 23rd

So very sorry to hear of your loss. R.I.P. Shelby. Mike and Cathy I know was right there waiting for you. 🙏❤

Lisa Young

October 23rd

Rest in peace Shelby, I'm sure Mike and Cathy welcomed you with open arms..luv you always. Prayers for the family..❤

Charlie and Patty Peters

October 23rd

We'll miss you Shelby.

Kaaren Bangert

October 23rd

Sorry for your loss Richard and family.

Ella Burgess

October 23rd

So sorry to hear about Shelby.🙏🙏

Taylor Postin

October 23rd

So sorry for your loss.

Linda Anderson

October 23rd

My wonderful mother Inlaw❤️U will be missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Your Trago Lake Family

October 23rd

We will miss seeing Shelby at the lake. We truly appreciate all of her hard work out there over the years.

Shelby Cook

October 25th

Just found out about Shelby’s passing! Cannot start to say how much she will be missed! We shared so many times together! Tears,laughter,and lots of other emotions!! Gone but never forgotten!!! God gained another Precious Angel!! She loved her family so much! A heart of Gold stopped beating!! Prayers for you Richard and family! God be with you all!!

Lawrence & Debbie Fitch

October 23rd

We are so sorry to hear about Shelby’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to all of you, her family. We will miss visiting with her at Trago Lake and are so glad that we got to make her acquaintance out there.

Margie Workman

October 23rd

Aunt Shelby you were the best.....we all love you!!!!!

Norman and Shirley Fry Workman

October 24th

Richard. we are so sorry for you and your family. She was a super lady. May you all find peace and comfort from God at this time. She will be missed by several.

John and Judy Lusk

October 24th

we are so sorry for your loss. Shelby was such a nice lady who will be missed by all those that knew her. She was friendly, outgoing and most of all caring for others. Rest in Peace, sweet lady. Prayers for the family.

Debra Gill

October 24th

Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Shelby.

Norma and Ivan Barnett

October 24th

We are so sorry for the loss of Shelby. Prayers for all the family.

Rose Yarbro

October 24th

We will be together again some day, I will love you always and forever.

Henry and Barbara Gill

October 24th

To Shelby’s family, our sincere condolences to your family. Shelby was very caring and loving to her family. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her.

Larry and Donna Milner

October 24th

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.

Sheryl Wilson

October 25th

Shane - So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Roger Thackrey

October 27th

So sorry to see this



Charlie and Patty Peters
Gary and Sherrie Kittle
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Jerry and Mary Ellis
Brenda and Carl Bandy
Jean Guerrettaz
Lisa Young
Steve & Jan Burgess
Rickey and Haley Woods
Don and Mary Smith
Rhonda Allen & Tyler Dawkins
Theresa Taylor
Shane Sexton and Shannon Call
Yvonne Sexton & Johnie Russell
Carla Eastberg
Maria Schoonover Pemberton
Corinna Songer, Deana Stice, Dillion Songet
Sammie Wickiser
John & Marla Corry
Becky Stocke
Ted & Jackie Richardson
Mary Reynolds
Dick & Linda Wiegel
Steve and Misty Wheeler
Mark Dunnigan
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Jim and Sandy Sulsberger
Ella Burgess
Randy & Lisa Hargis
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Linda Anderson
Your Trago Lake Family
Lawrence & Debbie Fitch
Robert and Patricia Anderson
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Cheri Laughlin Wildbur
Michael, Talon, Brooklyn, and Reed Anderson
Paula Jones Rahn
Dave & Stacy Casolari
Marty & Nancy Thompson
Gary & Sharon Lagle
Cheryl McCarty
Randy and Peggy Borcherding
Cory and Gina Heuerman and family
casey and debra eastin
Bllye Young
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Peggy Shroyer Leigh
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Vernon and Sheila Pittman
John and Judy Lusk
Diana & Greg Rutland
Galen & Neoma Gill
Stacey & Betty Wilson
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Mark Dunnigan
Julie L. Adams and Rayne McAllister
Glenda Jones
Johnie Russell
Jodi Schnepper
Tammy Mefford
Dan & Cheri Gill
Duane and Betty Bryant
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Scott, Deb, Emma Wiley
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Dennis and Candace Goodman
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
David Eastin & Family


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