Janelle Eudy, 78, of Jonesboro, was called home quietly on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 28, 1943, the daughter of Leonard and Marie Hines Cooley. She was baptized on March 10, 1957.
She married Lynn Eudy on Dec. 2, 1959. He preceded her in death on March 21, 2022.
Janelle and Lynn loved their two sons; she was deeply involved in their achievements and success throughout their lives. She worked at Rural Health for numerous decades before retiring.
After retirement, she enjoyed reading numerous books from her sister, and discussing genealogy and the Civil War with her brother. Later in life she began to greatly enjoy watching professional football, but spending time with all her grandchildren and great-grandchild was what she loved the most. She will be deeply missed.
She is survived by her two sons, Gregory Lynn Eudy and Michael and Gwen Eudy, both of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Madelynn Eudy of Cape Girardeau, Lindyn Eudy, Marin Eudy, Ridley Eudy and Seren Eudy, all of Jonesboro; a great-grandchild, Silas Eudy of Cape Girardeau; sisters Marceline (Rev. Bill) Bohannon of Wood River and Venita Brafford of Herrin; a brother, Earl Ray Cooley of Dongola; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Reba Janelle Eudy was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Vurl Deleen Cooley, Lowell Cooley, Larry Cooley, Richard Cooley and Leon Cooley; and a sister, Loretta Evins.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro. Funeral services will be immediately following visitation. Interment will follow in Jonesboro Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Sunshine Inn Senior Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.