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Connie Shake obituary – Taylorville, IL


Connie Lorraine (Cole) Shake Connie Shake passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the age of 68 on September 26, 2012 in San Rafael, CA, following an illness. Connie was born in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of Clarence Arthur and Hazel (Davidson) Cole. She graduated from Tamalpais High School in Mill Valley, CA with the class of 1962. Before returning to Marin County, Connie lived in Illinois, Florida and Virginia. Connie was known for her cake decorating skills, receiving first prize at the Illinois State Fair and being commissioned to bake a birthday cake for then-Governor Dan Walker. Surviving are children Denise Proctor of Stockton, CA; Sheri Ivie of Avon, IN,; John Shake (wife Leslie) of Taylorville, IL; and Laura Mayfield of Corydon, IN; siblings Kenneth Cole of Santa Rosa, CA, Sharon Seleska of Challenge, CA, and Craig Cole (wife Laurie) of Portland, OR. Connie is also survived by grandchildren Austin, Tristin, Kaylee, Kyle, Garett, John, Justin, Katelyn, Jeffery and Melissa. Private family services will be held at a later date. Connie’s family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Country Villa Health Services in San Rafael, CA for the wonderful care they provided her.