Shelby Masden Obituary, Death – Shelby Masden, who was 84 years old and from Hoopeston, Illinois, passed away at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, on March 22, 2023, at 9:33 in the morning. She was the daughter of Emmitt and Pearl (Williams) James and was born on July 8, 1938 in Caledonia, Mississippi. Her parents’ names were Emmitt and Pearl. Rabon became her husband.
Hinkle on December 22, 1956. On the 13th of May in 1979, he passed away before she did. She eventually tied the knot with Rodger Masden on December 29, 1982, and he was the one who passed away before she did on November 21, 2020. In addition to her parents, she had four sisters and four brothers who all passed away before she did.
She is survived by one daughter, Teri (Jesse) Hardin of Delphi, IN; one son, Mark (Valarie) Hinkle of Wellington, IL;
Also, three grandchildren, JoHanna (Dan) Gash, Cody (Karina) Hinkle, and Lauren (Conor) McIlrath; 6 great-grandchildren, Madison (Enrique) Aranda, Morgan (Isaiah) Debban, Nathaniel, Colby, and Alijah Gash, and Turner McIlrath; one great-greatgranddaughter, Haven Grace Aranda; one sister, Delphia Carlisle of Merrillville, IN; and many nieces and nephews. Shelby was a stay-at-home mom who devoted her life to taking care of her family.
In earlier times, she had been employed at the Calumet High School in Gary, Indiana, in the capacity of a custodian. She was an evangelist in the neighborhood in addition to being a devoted member of New Beginnings of Hoopeston Church, which she attended regularly. Shelby was a devout Christian who delighted in spending time in the Word of God by perusing her Bible and tuning in to sermons delivered on the television.
In addition to that, she enjoyed going to the senior dances hosted by the Hoopeston Multi Agency, participating in the Henning’s breakfast club held at Autumn Fields, and spending quality time with her loved ones. New Beginnings of Hoopeston Church, located at 204 E. Main Street in Hoopeston, Illinois, will host a visitation on Monday, March 27, 2023 from noon until three o’clock in the afternoon. The funeral service will take place at the church on Monday at three o’clock in the afternoon, immediately following the visitation, and it will be officiated by Pastors Stan Jackowski and Bruce McQuigg. A private family burial will be held.