|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1936|
|Death: ||Jun. 3, 2010|
LE MARS, Iowa -- Shirley Ainsworth, 74, of Le Mars passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at the Sunrise Retirement Community in Sioux City.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The Rev. Leonard Waller with the Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Cemetery in Le Mars. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m. and a prayer service at 7 p.m., at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home. There will also be one hour of visitation on Monday prior to the funeral service. Stories, memories and expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.
Shirley Jo Ann Schulz was born April 29, 1936, in Merrill, Iowa, to Le Roy and Mildred (Peterson) Schulz. She attended school in Le Mars.
Shirley and William Ainsworth were united in marriage on Dec. 16, 1955, at the Free Methodist Church in Le Mars. Shirley and Bill made their home and raised their family in Le Mars. Shirley cleaned many homes in Le Mars as well as the Le Mars Senior Center, the Le Mars Daily Sentinel, and cleaned at Primebank (Le Mars Savings Bank) for 22 years.
Shirley enjoyed flower gardening, ceramics and was an avid walker. Most of all, she enjoyed camping with her children and their families as well as her brother and sister-in-law, Le Roy and Betty Schulz. She always looked forward to spending time at the campground with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Cindy (Larry) Thompson of Bellevue, Neb., Candy Franke of Sheldon, Iowa, and Pam (Jim) Nolen of Sioux City; grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Bermel, Nick (Nicki) Bermel, Corey (Emily) Ainsworth, James, Tyler and Josh Nolen, Eric Franke, Shannon (Tyrone) Thompson, and Matt (Amber) Thompson; great-grandchildren, Breanna, Justus and Honor Bermel, Carter Ainsworth, Audric and Alaryc Bermel, Trey Banks, Erika Franke, Kaidan Thompson, and baby girl Bermel; sisters, Helen Jaros of Sioux City, Sharon Keller of California, Diane (Pete) Kamstra of Orange City, Iowa, Paulette (Jerry) Lewis of Le Mars and Betty (Mark) Saltsgiver of Le Mars; brothers, Bill of Merrill, Iowa, and Manual (Nancy) of Struble, Iowa, Alvin (Sandy) of Struble, Darrell (Cathy) of Le Mars, and Le Roy (Betty) of Le Mars.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bill on March 30, 1990; and a grandson, Heath Bermel.
Shirley's family wishes to thank the Bernstein Unit at Sunrise Retirement Community, Kim Baier and Hospice of Siouxland.
Created by: Margaret A Hall
Record added: Jun 05, 2010
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