CENTERTOWN – Shirley Ann Hoops, of Centertown, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, June 18, 2021, at The Medical Center in Bowling Green, with her husband and two of her children by her side. Shirley was born April 22, 1945, in Muhlenberg County to the late Orval and Annie Mary (Jones) Bratcher.
She was preceded in death by both parents; two siblings, Billy Bratcher and James “Tumpy” Bratcher; and one nephew, Wesley Bratcher.
She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Edgar Ray Hoops; five children, Penny (Jeff) Evans, of Centertown, Tammy (Todd) Hoskins, of Centertown, Kim (Pat) Perry, of Beaver Dam, Joey (Lissa) Hoops, of California, and Jason (Samantha) Hoops, of Owensboro; her son-at-heart, Robert (Shirley) Bailey; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Evans, Hannah (Brandon) Geary, Savannah (Chris) Bradley, Josh (Jessica) McKinney, Brooke Hoops, Trevor Wilson, Kerstin Wilson, Parker Hoops, Allyson Hoops, Natalie Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Ryan (Amanda) Perry and Sara (Ben) Edwards; 18 great-grandchildren, Emilee McCreary, Boen Geary, Gavin Geary, Clayton McKinney, Kelsey McKinney, Dalton Geary, Atticus Geary, Maycee McKinney, Kaycee McKinney, Emerson Evans, Everly Evans, Lyric Bradley, Laney Bradley, Emily Bradley, Annabelle Bradley, Moriah Bradley, Cami Edwards and Kameron Edwards; one great-great-granddaughter, Ailani Bradley; two nephews, Jeff Bratcher and David Bratcher; and her bird, Petey.
Shirley lived a life of faith, love
The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to: the Hoops Family Annual Fish Fry and Gospel Singing, c/o Edgar Hoops, 1437 St. Rt. 85 E., Centertown, KY 42328.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, June 25, at Willliam L. Danks Funeral Home, Beaver Dam, with Rev. Lealin Geary, Rev. Jeff Evans, Rev. Ryan Himes and Rev. Robert Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Echols Cemetery in Echols. Friends may visit with Shirley’s family from 4–8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family of Shirley Hoops by visiting her memorial tribute at www.danksfuneralhome.com.