Shirley's Story

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Shirley L. Cobb, 78, of Hoopeston, Ill., passed away at 2:07 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.
She was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Charter Oak, Mo., the daughter of Arvil and Ruby (Malone) O'Neal.
She married William L. Cobb in Corning, Ark., on June 19, 1965. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Donna Kay (John) Atten of Little Elm, Texas, Jeanne (Lonnie) Yensull of Oklahoma City, Okla., Penny (Roger Burk) Robinson of Hoopeston, and Verna (Steve) Compton of Hoopeston; three sons, Randy (Cynthia) Baker of Flint, Texas, Allan (Janie) Baker of Hoopeston, and Richard (Jennifer) Cobb of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Connie "Gail" (Lloyd) Simpson of Paris, Ill., and Beverly "Suzy" (Randy) Hurt of Danville, Ill.; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lillie "Mae" Shipman and Phyllis J. White; three brothers, Lloyd "Lee" O'Neal, Marshall Junior O'Neal and Charles D. O'Neal; and one brother-in-law, L.D. Shipman.
Shirley was a homemaker. She loved animals and was an avid supporter of animal and children's foundations. Her hobbies included singing, sewing, cake decorating and going to casinos. She also enjoyed cooking and was famous for her fried pies.
Shirley's greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family and friends.
A visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 27, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the funeral home, with Rev. Lloyd Simpson officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made in Shirley's memory to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter, 901 W. Main St., Hoopeston, IL 60942. Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Shirley's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
Published on September 25, 2017
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