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Shelva Ann Gobin, 80, of Leaf River, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 in her home. Born on November 29, 1937, in Bell Center, WI, the daughter of Vernard V. and Ida M. (Faust) Bankes. Shelva married Melvin D. Gobin on August 22, 1953 in Bell Center, WI.
Survived by her husband, Melvin; sons, Thomas (Barbara) Gobin of Sullivan, MO and Terry (Sandra) Gobin of Byron, IL; daughter, Tracey Gobin of Leaf River, IL; grandchildren, Brandy Gobin, Jason (Lindsay) Gobin, Leah Chelsee (Jonathan) Gobin- Keese, Kassi (Bruce) Larson, Soraia (Jeff) Watson, Terry James Gobin, and Kayla Colburn; great-grandchildren, Kylie, Payton, Lynsey, Kobe, Xander, Paris, Olivia, Owen, Rylee, Annalise, Catherine, Avery, Keller, Conner, and Thomas; sister, Brenda (Wayne) Wurm; nieces, Sharon Gantenbein, Heather Brown, Valerie Jones, Ann Casazza Quintanilla, Anita Bolton, Angela Pohl, Kristal Hungate, and Dee Ann Hendricks; nephews, Randy (Vivian) Knoble, Greg, Jeff & Michael Bankes, Phillip Hungate, Victor, Mark & Mathew Conti, Gary Gobin, Dennis Schneider and special family friends from Fraternal Order of Eagles. Predeceased by her parents, siblings, Homer "Glen" Bankes, Richard (Terri) Bankes, Charlene (Bud) Conti, Marilyn (Sam) Casazza, Gary "Jerry" (Brenda Sue) Bankes, Bruce Bankes and nephews, Paul and Timothy Bankes.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave, Rockford with Reverend Randy Snyder. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. and a Ritual for the Fraternal Order of Eagles will take place in the chapel prior to the service. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers to family for burial costs.

Condolences & Shared Memories (31)

  1. Jan Pennell

    Dear Mel and family, I send my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Shelva. I was privileged to know her and the unique and special lady she was. I had the highest respect and admiration for her. Her smile and hearty laugh, warmth, hugs, friendship, intellect, leadership abilities, energizer bunny energy and dedicated volunteerism were a huge blessing to countless others. And she was just plain fun! Such good memories! You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Cindie

    I will always remember the support you gave me in everything I did. I will miss you greatly.

  3. Stephen and Sue Goehring

    Terry, Mel, Tom, Tracy and the rest of the family...Our condolences. Shelves always made me feel part of her world and our world is a little less bright now.

  4. Shirley Jannusch from Arizona

    Such a beautiful tribute. My sincerest sympathy, Tom and Barb, to you and your entire family. Take care.

  5. Kathleen Gobin

    Beautiful video memories in honor of a beautiful Lady. My heart goes out to Uncle Melvin, Tom, Terry, Tracey, and all of your families. I love Aunt Shelva a lot. What a great person she was.

  6. Laurie Burnworth

    Thank you for sharing your dear Shelva with us! I enjoyed the sweet video very much. Continuing to keep you all in thought and prayer.

  7. Phil

    It is with heavy heart we mourn the loss of Shelva. Her presence will be missed by all who knew her. Mel, Terry and the rest of the family are in our hearts and prayers at this time. I regret I cannot make the trip for the funeral but I will be there in thought.

  8. Cathy Adams

    Must admit seeing her name brought back so many memories of when my husband, Larry Adams worked with Mel at RMT. We also had some fun times at the farm & we bought a cow & a pig to help fill our freezer. They years have gone by, but the memories are still with me.

  9. Ruth Sinclair

    What a wonderful lady She will be miss by all Sorry for your lost

  10. Kristal Hungate

    I'm going to miss that beautiful smile and your laughter I will never forget you had a heart of gold you never judge and I love you and miss you so very much gone but never ever forgot them love you aunt shelva until we meet again you'll be forever in my heart and always on my mind

  11. Bill Perkins

    We have lost a very good person I'm so sad for the family

  12. Emma R

    Dear family . I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear love one . May your grieving hearts receive comfort by the Promise at John 11:25 and Revelation 21:4. Soon no more grieving hearts . May those words bring comfort to you .

  13. Denny and Debbie Kittle

    Sorry for the loss in your family. She was an amazing lady. "God Bless you all".

  14. Deborah Willsey

    Your laughter will forever resonate in my soul. I will keep it tucked away for when I am sad, and pull it out when I need it most. We had laughed so much together. You welcomed into the club with open arms and an open heart. I will always remeber that. I hope they are ready for the spunk and sass. I love and miss you my dear friend.

  15. Rose Dyer

    So very sorry for your loss . Eagles Club owes Shelva a debt for her many years of service. Thank you to a great lady

  16. Roger Wrasse and Di Medearis

    We are saddened by your loss. Condolences to her family and friends.

  17. Ray and Donna Richards

    We have always enjoyed the times that we spent with this beautiful person. If you walked in a large room full of Eagles . You would know if Shelva was one of them with her wonderful laughter and a voice that carried across the room. We will miss this very much a friend for many years. Prayers for her family and friends love you all.

  18. Jan Hughes

    To the family ;You have our heart felt Condolences. Your loss is felt by so many of us. Shelva will be missed and never forgotten. I have many fond memories, and it was always a pleasure to be around her.The laughter and wit was infectious.Rest in peace shelva, and God bless you and the family.Love you.

  19. donna coyne

    My prayers for her family, She was one great lady

  20. Chet & Ellen Thompson

    Mel and Terry, So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. I sure she will be missed by everyone at the Eagles club. Always friendly and smiling. We all have another angel looking down on us.

  21. Barb &Bj Johnson

    Our prayers are sent to the family. She was a special lady and dear friend. She will be so missed by all.

  22. Jeff Bankes

    I love you very much and will miss you Aunt Shelva! You are and were my favorite Aunt.

  23. Shirley Lockett

    Sharon sending my love and blessing to you and family. Losing a love one is never easy. She is resting in heaven earning her wings, she is with us in spirit. Amen

  24. Cindi Fenn

    You will be missed and loved forever

  25. Marla Vandiver

    She is one of the sweetest ladies I know. She will be truly missed.

  26. Ida Randolph

    To the family I would like to say sorry for your loss my prayers and condolences to the family

  27. Jeanine-Faye's daughter

    Seems like Ive known and loved you most of my life, I will miss my hug and kiss! Love Jeanine

  28. Nina and Elmer Jackson

    Shelva always made a place in your heart with her beautiful smile. There was nothing more important to her than her family and friends. We were privileged to have her as a good friend. She included us in several family events and were honored to be included. Our Prayers and Condolences to the entire family! She will be missed but I know she is at rest and not suffering in Gods arms. Rest In Peace our Dear Friend! We loved you and you will always hold a place in our hearts. ❤️🙏

  29. kathy sansone

    very sorry for your loss, she will be missed dearly

  30. Kevin and Jody Coyne

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  31. DeAnn (Bankes) Hendrickson

    I am going to miss your sweet smile Aunt Shelva. You were such a wonderful Aunt. I wished I could have seen you more often. I love you and will miss you. Give Dad a hug for me when you see him in heaven.


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