April 13, 1927 - October 19, 2021
Sylvia A. Coffey, 94, of Petersburg, Illinois, passed away on October 19, 2021, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born April 13, 1927, in Edmonton, Kentucky, the daughter of Edgar and Maymie Shockley. She married Howard Coffey and he preceded her in death on September 23, 1992. Sylvia was of the Christian faith. She worked as a CNA at the Menard Convalescent Center in Petersburg for 35 years until its closing and loved being a caregiver to all of the residents. She loved to read, garden, work on word search puzzles and listen to country music, especially Allan Jackson. Sylvia is survived by her children; Harold (wife Rita) Coffey of Petersburg, Kenneth Coffey of Oakford, Mitchell (wife Mary) of Tallula, Wanda (husband Steve) Boward of Greenview, Danny (wife Barb) Coffey of Petersburg, Dennis Coffey of Petersburg, Marilyn (husband George) Ferrell of Athens, Joyce (husband Mark) Goeringer of Petersburg, Allen Coffey of Petersburg, Gary Coffey of Oakford, Doyle Coffey of Kentucky and Billy Coffey of Kentucky; her siblings, Ruth Pedigo and Marvin Shockley; twenty-four grandchildren; fifty-three great grandchildren; and eighteen great-great grandchildren. Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Edward Huffman and Steven Coffey; two grandsons, Michael Coffey and Bradly Coffey; four sisters, Jewel Pickett, Mary Lucille Crumpton, Geneva Morgan and Jeanette Harrington; and one great granddaughter, Kayle Boward. A visitation will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 am to 12 pm at Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg. The funeral service will immediately follow visitation beginning at 12 pm with Pastor Bill Payne officiating. Burial will take place at Oakland Cemetery in Petersburg immediately following the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Daily Bread, 101 W. Sheridan, Petersburg, Illinois 62675. Hurley Funeral Home in Petersburg is assisting Sylvia’s family with final arrangements. Please visit hurleyfh.com for her online obituary, to share memories and to leave condolences.
Sylvia A. Coffey, 94, of Petersburg, Illinois, passed away on October 19, 2021, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born April 13, 1927, in Edmonton, Kentucky, the daughter of Edgar and Maymie Shockley. She married Howard... View Obituary & Service Information
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