Shandra Costello

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ADVANCE, Mo. -- Shandra Bird Costello, 41, of Advance passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 17, 1969, daughter of Michael and Shabie Proffer Bird.

Shandra was a proud mother, a loving wife, a precious daughter, a protective sister, a loyal friend and a strong fighter.

She inspired every life she ever touched. She was put on this earth to teach us all how to enjoy life and not take any situation too seriously. She lived by that motto throughout her battle with cancer.

Shandra will be greeted with open arms by her father, Michael.

She and Stephen Costello were married Nov. 5, 1993, in Advance.

Shandra will be greatly missed by her husband; mother, Shabie Bird of Advance; a son, Ty Patrick Costello of the home; a daughter, Claire Michael Costello of the home; a brother, Shea Bird of Advance; her mother-in-law, Carol Costello of Advance; and a host of other family and friends.

Our world is now more quiet and a more lonely place without her. She will remain in our hearts forever.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel, with the Rev. Dan Rice officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Stoddard County Children's Home.