by Paul Adkins
LORADO, W.Va. — Shirley Mae Cook Lankas, 76, of Lorado, departed this life Saturday, December 22, 2012, at CAMC General Division, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Born November 13, 1936, at Lorado, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Mabel Lowe Cook. Also preceding her in death was her husband, Leonard Lankas; one sister, Mary Adkins, and two brothers, Fred Cook Jr. and Jack Cook.
Shirley was a retired admissions supervisor at Man Appalachian Regional Hospital. Devoted to her family, she was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Shirley enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Paul Wise and Dale (Sherlane) Adkins, both of Lorado, and Rosalyn (Robert) Beddow of Accoville; seven grandchildren, Amy (Bill) Hankins of Knoxville, Tenn., Whitney (Chad) Preston of Man, Cortney (Brandon) White of Lewisburg, Kayla Wise and Kara Wise, both of Martinsburg, Dale Adkins II of Man, and Brandi Earnest of Sanford, N.C.; four great-grandchildren, Jack, Bianca, Luke and Kamile; two sisters, Jean Cook of Lorado and Ruth (Tom) Copley of Robinette; many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be friends and family.
Condolences may be left at www.krantzmcneelyfuneralhome.com
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Krantz-McNeely Funeral Home at Man.
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