Shirley Morgan, age 81 of Grimes, passed away on Friday, August 24, 2018 at the Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Monday, August 27, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Brethren Cemetery at Dallas Center, IA. Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care.
Shirley Maxine Morgan was born on November 18, 1936 North of Dallas Center, IA to E. E. and Gladys C. (Royer) Lanham. Her family moved to a farm 1 mile South and 1 mile West of the Panther Store near Adel, IA when she was 15 months old and she went to the Colfax #3 school. In 1949 her family moved to Perry and she entered school at Perry High School, graduating with the class of 1954. On March 18, 1956 she married her high school sweetheart, Myron Morgan. They moved to Lawton, OK for 1 ½ years while Myron was in the Army. It was there where their first daughter was born. In 1958 they moved to a farm north of Dallas Center. Together they farmed and had a dairy herd for 39 years. Myron passed away in 2006 and she continued to stay on the farm until moving to Grimes in 2011. After retirement, she worked at McDonalds in Urbandale.
She enjoyed doing needlework, baking, collecting salt and pepper shakers and decorative chickens. She especially loved spending time with her family.
In death she rejoins her husband Myron, a daughter, Brenda, parents, E. E. and Gladys Lanham, brother, George Franklin Lanham and a sister Nona Lewis.
Left to cherish Shirley’s memory are her sons and spouses, Kelvin (Debbie), Des Moines, IA, Carvel (Barbara), Davenport, IA, daughters and spouses, Cheryl (Ken) McCoy, Des Moines, IA, Carla (Kevin) Squires, Urbandale, IA, Kathy (Rick) Spoelstra, Templeton, IA, Colleen of Grimes, IA, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, a brother, Darrell (Velta) Lanham, Torrance, CA and her beloved grand-dog Coco.
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