Faraba G. Anderson Shirley of rural Stewardson, formerly of Urbana, died Monday June 25, 2012.

Visitation will be held Friday 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson.The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Stewardson United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Stewardson United Methodist Church or University Place Christian Church in Champaign.

Faraba was born March 6, 1915, daughter of Ora M. Beals Anderson and Fred Anderson. She married Roy Shirley in 1941 and lived in Urbana for over 40 years.On retirement from the U of I the couple returned to her family farm in rural Stewardson.She is survived by a sister, Mary Parish of Decatur; three children, Anne Faber and Jane Hoch of Mansfield, and Fred Shirley of Houston Texas; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.