Mary Anna Weakley

Mary Anna Weakley

Mary Anna Weakley, 83, of Cobden, died Monday, March 15, 2021, at her home. 

She was born on Aug. 5, 1937, in Irishtown Township, Ill.,  the daughter of Raymond and Leota Morris Busch. 

She married Carl Lafoon in 1955 in Alto Pass. She later married Galen Weakley; he preceded her in death in 1981. 

Mrs. Weakley is survived by her daughter, Susan (Rick) Sherwood of Cobden; a son, Alan Lafoon (Nancy Langford) of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren, Adam (Tonia) Sherwood, Jason (Jaime) Sherwood, Matt Sherwood and Kristen (Frankie) Williams; 10 great-grandchildren, Ethen (Emily) Sherwood, Clay (Martina) Sherwood, Katelynn Williams, Alexis and Shallie Sherwood, Bryan Williams, Noah, Kayla, Ryan and Ricky Sherwood; one great-great-grandchild, Kade Sherwood; a sister, Bobby Sue (Mike) McAll of New Mexico; many other relatives and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; by her husbands, Carl Lafoon and Galen Weakley; and  by a brother, Morris Busch. 

Mrs. Weakley was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cobden for many years. She was the president of the Cobden Women’s Club, a true Appleknocker supporter and an avid Chicago Cubs baseball fan. She loved to quilt and crochet in her spare time.  

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, March 19, at the First Baptist Church in Cobden, with the Rev. Ed Falgout officiating. Interment was in the Cobden Cemetery.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden was in charge of arrangements.

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