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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: www.frankandbright.com
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
So sorry to this. Shelby was a sweet person and will be missed.
May she Rest In Peace ❤🙏❤ My condolences to the family.
So very sorry to hear of your loss. R.I.P. Shelby. Mike and Cathy I know was right there waiting for you. 🙏❤
Rest in peace Shelby, I'm sure Mike and Cathy welcomed you with open arms..luv you always. Prayers for the family..❤
We'll miss you Shelby.
Sorry for your loss Richard and family.
So sorry to hear about Shelby.🙏🙏
So sorry for your loss.
My wonderful mother Inlaw❤️U will be missed ❤️❤️❤️❤️
We will miss seeing Shelby at the lake. We truly appreciate all of her hard work out there over the years.
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!!
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.
Aunt Shelby you were the best.....we all love you!!!!!
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.
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.
Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Shelby.
We are so sorry for the loss of Shelby. Prayers for all the family.
We will be together again some day, I will love you always and forever.
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.
So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers for the family.
Shane - So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
So sorry to see this