Shirley L. Taylor, 85, passed away peacefully at her home of 49 years in Clive, IA on June 14, 2016. The family will receive visitors from 10-11 A.M., Saturday, June 18 at Merle Hay Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 11 A.M. the same day with a reception and luncheon to follow. A private interment will take place at Chapel Hill Gardens.
Shirley was born December 5, 1930 in Volga, Iowa to Sidney and Grace White. She married Paul Taylor in 1951. Shirley and Paul were blessed with 4 children. Shirley worked for Dahl’s Food Stores in Clive for 23 years. Shirley enjoyed her family with all her heart and her greatest joy was her grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by her husband of 65 years, Paul; her three daughters, Diana (Dave) Hennick of Johnston, Karen (Bruce) Webb of Clive and Sherri (Todd) Marker of Urbandale; 3 grandchildren, Kelli (Don) Holman of Waukee, Taylor Webb of Urbandale, Austin Marker of Urbandale; one great grandchild, Aidan Holman of Waukee; her brother, Bob (Alice) White of Elkader, IA; and her sister, Marilyn Ohm of Madison, MN. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Grace; son, John Taylor; brother, Wayne White; and sister, Evelyn Ohm.
The family would like to thank all of the nurses and care givers of Hospice of Central Iowa for their loving care and concern. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions are made to Hospice of Central Iowa.