Service


Date:

January 17, 2020

Start Time:

11:00 am

Location:

Covenant Christian Church

Address:

2700 72nd Street Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Arrangements By:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation


Date:

January 16, 2020

Start Time:

4:00 to 6:00 pm

Location:

Covenant Christian Church

Address:

2700 72nd Street Urbandale, Iowa 50322

Shirley (Sharon) Lyst

Shirley (Sharon) Lyst

Urbandale, formerly of Guthrie Center

Shirley (Sharon) Lyst passed away on January 13, 2020. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16th from 4 to 6 pm at the Covenant Christian Church, 2700 72nd Street, Urbandale. Her funeral will be held on Friday at 11 am, also at the church.   Burial will be at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery.

She was born August 30, 1925 in Guthrie Center, Iowa. She graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1942 and moved to Des Moines shortly afterwards. She married Kenneth I. Lyst in 1943 – they were married 44 years until his death in 1988. Together they had three children. Shirley was an active member of the Professional Secretaries International for over 35 years. She earned the rating of Certified Professional Secretary and worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at Walter, Inc. and Grove Masonry, Inc. She loved reading, sewing, gardening, fishing and traveling. Most she loved her family and was an active member of the Covenant Christian Church in Urbandale.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Thelmarine Brown; and two brothers, Vern Sharon and Mel Sharon. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Herman (Cliff) of Lincoln, NE; sons, Charles E. Lyst and Robert G. Lyst, of Urbandale; her brother, Roscoe M. Sharon (Ilo) of Council Bluffs; three grandchildren, James De Voogd (Joy) of Lincoln, NE, Nancy Heermann of Lincoln, NE, and Jennifer Pope (Craig) of Urbandale; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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