Shirley Cornelius, 91, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:24 A.M. Friday May 26, 2023, at her home. She was born July 22, 1931, in Paxton, IL, the daughter of Edward and Mabel (Stifle) Boehme. She married George Cornelius on June 13, 1949, at the United Methodist Church in Rankin, IL. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two daughters, Vickie (Bill) Misner of Carbondale, IL and Peggy Pajor of Danville, IL; one daughter-in-law, Diana (Marvin) Gudeman of Bloomington, IL; one sister, Sue (Tom) Ritt of Miami, FL; one sister-in-law, Arla Boehme of Loda, IL; six grandchildren, Toby, Brad, Israel, Shane, Megan, and Scott; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David Cornelius; one sister, Mona Silver; and one brother, Herb Boehme.
Shirley worked for nearly thirty-seven years at several different factories in Hoopeston including Joan of Arc, Pillsbury, and Hoopeston Foods until her retirement. She attended the First Baptist Church in Hoopeston. She enjoyed collecting antiques and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 31, 2023, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin, IL.
Memorials may be made in memory of Shirley to the donor’s choice.
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