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James R. Shrake

February 21, 1950 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 71)


James R. Shrake, 71, of Cowden, IL passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Friday, January 7, 2022, in Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  

Jim was born on February 21, 1950, in Shelbyville, the son of David Alvin and Betty (Galvin) Shrake.  He was a 1968 graduate of Cowden High School.  Through the years he worked as a carpenter and millwright.  He enjoyed working on antique cars, especially Model A, and spending time with his nieces and nephews.  

Surviving are his father, David Shrake of Cowden; brother, Stephen (Ramona) Shrake of Mattoon; sister, Wilda Harpster of Highland and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and mother. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022, in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden with Pastor Nick Robertson officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Burial will take place in Bob Doane Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to the Cowden First Responders and mailed to 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565.  Lockart-Green Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

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January 13, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden
0 Grand Avenue
Cowden, IL 62422

Funeral Service
January 13, 2022

11:00 AM
Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Cowden
0 Grand Avenue
Cowden, IL 62422

Interment following funeral service
January 13, 2022

Bob Doane Cemetery
E 3125 Avenue
Beecher City, IL 62414


Cowden First Responders
P.O. Box 211, Cowden IL 62422

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