Carris Family Funeral Home
Carris Family Funeral Home

Shirley Book, age 67 of Perry, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016, at her home in Perry, IA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 15, 2016, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil service held at 6:15 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery at Perry, IA. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home.


Shirley Jean Book was born on February 23, 1949, at Imperial, NE to Leroy Gene and Ada Margerette (North) Kulla. She attended school at Carlisle, IA. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Wayne Book at St. Amrose Catholic Church on August 4, 1979. Shirley was a dedicated hard worker, Union Steward and advocated for labor rights. She worked at various manufacturing plants, cooked at various restaurants, owned 3 business's in Panora, IA and retired from Sunny Fresh (a Cargill Company).

Shirley was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, adult coloring books, baking, fishing, swimming, listening to music and dancing. She loved her family and always had an open door to everyone. She instilled faith in God and taught catechism classes. She was unforgettable and a very honest person. You never had to wonder where you stood with Shirley, she said what she thought and took care of her sisters and family.

She was preceded in death by her by her parents, Leroy and Marge Kulla.

Shirley is survived by her husband Lawrence Book, Perry, IA, children, Stacie (Bruce) Hayes-Timmons, Perry, IA, David (Heather Moore) Crooks, Perry, IA and Kellie (Tom) Flanery, Panora, IA, grandchildren, Ashley, Chad, Grace, Conor, Jasmarie, Georgia, Dalton, Devon, Cori and Ray, 9 great grandchildren, siblings, Sharon Easter, Sheila (Mark) Nagel, Sherry (Steven) Porter, Sharlene (Alan) Staskal, David (Michelle) Kulla and Sheryl (Duane) Palmer, numerous sisters and brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.

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