Shirley L. Smith, 91

Shirley L. Smith, 91 of Marshalltown, IA passed away Friday, January 22, 2021 at her residence under the care of Iowa River Hospice. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Anderson Funeral Homes of Marshalltown. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.

Shirley Louis Smith was born on May 14, 1929 to Francis and Frances (Kunkle) Markey. She attended and graduated from Marshalltown St. Mary’s Catholic High School. Shirley then went on to attend college in Ottumwa, IA where she attended nursing school receiving a degree as a registered nurse. After college she served her entire life helping others in the Marshalltown community as a nurse. Shirley was blessed with nine children, five being daughters and four sons in that order. Between family and her community it was apparent Shirley was a loving and caring person putting others before herself. Shirley had many hobbies that included fishing, camping, gardening, going to the casino, and playing games with family and friends. When all said and done though Shirley was an avid reader of books.

Shirley is survived by her nine children; JoEllen (Brad) MacKenzie, Mary Wenning, Sheryl Willamon, Lisa (Michael) Tapia, Patty (Louis) Hoffert, Jimmy (Kathy) Smith, Rich (Cherry) Smith, Robert Smith, Mark (Dee) Smith; 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother John Markey.