August 26, 1939 – June 30, 2019

Shirley Carlene Novak, 79, of Noble, Illinois, passed away 9:00 a.m., Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Aperion Care in Olney, Illinois.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at

Shirley was born on August 26, 1939, in Newton, Illinois, the daughter of Carl H. and Lenna (Parker) Stanley. Shirley was a homemaker and loving mother. She enjoyed fishing, especially for snapping turtles and spending time with her grandchildren Ashlynn, Rhylin, Ein and Ethin. She also loved to play cards with her sister, brother, and sister-in-law Nancy.

Shirley is survived by children, Donwin Bowman of Noble and Lavena Ball of Salem; grandchildren, Ashlynn Keen, Rhylin McCleave, Ein Julian and Ethin Julian.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, brother Zane David Stanley and a sister Ruth Sylvia Dora Eileen Milan.