Verna Mae Bridwell

Verna Mae Bridwell

Verna Mae Bridwell, 83, of Cobden, died at 9:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, at her home in Cobden.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1936, in Cobden, the daughter of Raymond Joseph and Frances Ann Harris Crowell.  

She married Claris Bridwell on Oct. 23, 1957.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2011.

Mrs. Bridwell worked and retired from the Shapiro Mental Health Center in Kankakee.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Melvin Crowell; and a sister, Virginia Erwin.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, with the Rev. Jim Cooper officiating. Interment was in Cobden Cemetery. 

Memorials can be made to PAWS.

To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family visit

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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