Shirley Yvonne Ward Cooley Phillips
Shirley Yvonne Ward Cooley Phillips, 81, passed away on July 11, 2018, in Burlington, Iowa. Born on November 17, 1936, in Pocahontas to Carl and Ora (Warnell) Ward. Survivors include sons, Peter Phillips, Tommy Cooley, and Charles Cooley, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also survived by sisters, Carlene Poindexter of Pocahontas, BillieAnn Pounders of Columbus, Miss., Mary Pepper of North Little Rock and Emma Gates of Cherry Valley, Ill. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Bill Phillips who passed away on July 7, 2018, and son, Randall Cooley; brothers, Ray, Guy, JL, and Thomas Ward and sisters, Grace (Ward) Roberts, Alma (Ward) Rose and Pauline (Ingram) Haynes. A celebration of life for Shirley and her husband was held on July 21, 2018, in Novinger, Miss., where they resided for over 40 years.