Shelby Jean Austin

January 9, 1956 - January 16, 2022

Shelby Jean Austin


Shelby Jean Austin, 66, of Belvidere, IL, died peacefully January 16, 2022, in Rockford, IL. She was born January 9, 1956, in Belvidere, daughter to Merle and Helen (Rubeck) Cummings. After attending Belvidere High School, Shelby worked as a waitress at Gloria’s diner and Holiday family restaurant for many years. She would always brighten the days of her customers with her warm smile and friendly nature. Growing up, she loved to fish with her family at “The Pond.” As a teenager, Shelby was an avid roller skater known as, “Shelby The Great.” She was a lifetime member of ILC and enjoyed working on bulletins and taking care of the church. As an adult, Shelby loved traveling to Tennessee with her family and enjoyed drives through the beautiful mountains of Cades Cove. She was proud of her grandchildren, loved her family very much. She spoke every day to her sisters and held a special bond with them. She was well loved by all and always displayed a kindhearted personality and a dedication to seeing the best in people.

Shelby will be missed by her son, Shane (Jackie Mattoon) L. Myers; sisters, Marilyn Hunt, Linda Hicks, Nita Long and Connie (Ron) Bone; grandchildren, Dylan (Caitlin) Alyson Myers; numerous nieces and nephews; and lifetime best friends, Cindy Foster and Julie Follis. She is preceded in death by her husband, Wilford Myers; parents; and sister, Janet Woliver.

A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 24, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd., Belvidere, IL 61008. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Pastor Keith Richard will officiate. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories. A luncheon will be provided back at the church at the fellowship hall following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. To share a memory or light a candle, please visit    

Service Schedule

Monday, January 24, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church


Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Monday, January 24, 2022
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Immanuel Lutheran Church


A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 24, 2022, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd. Belvidere, IL 61008. Pastor Keith Richard will officiate.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
12:30 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


Burial at Highland Garden of Memories.

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So sorry to hear of Shelbys passing, had breakfast every morning at Glorias, and she was always right there , with a pot of coffee , and she remembered what you ate by memory … she was truly one of a kind .

Kevin Cregeen 2022-01-26T21:51:45

just a beautiful soul. so sorry for the families loss.

Donna Bates 2022-01-24T22:04:48

So sorry for your loss. Shelby was a very kind & thoughtful person, she will be missed. I hope you can find comfort in her strong faith that she is now with her Savior in heaven. May the good Lord be with all of you during this most difficult time.

The Daniels' family 2022-01-24T11:22:35

Shelby you were my best friend , sister in-law and I am going to miss you so much ! I will miss all the things we used to do together in the summers . All the fun and laughter , popcorn tv nights ! I will never forget you . Love you !

Rhonda Winfield 2022-01-19T19:13:12

From the days of the Holiday Rest, going out dancing & you being in our wedding & and how we cried for days over the death of Elvis& don’t forget how many times we saw Billy Crash Craddock 😊 and so many things I can’t mention. I’ll miss you forever until we meet again 😘

Julie Follis 2022-01-19T16:40:38


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