The Ottumwa Courier

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March 17, 2014

Shirley Lundstrom

OTTUMWA — Shirley Ann (Maberry) Lundstrom 82, of Ottumwa, left this life on March 11, 2014, after a lengthy illness.

Shirley was born in Osawatomie, Kan., to Andrew and Bertha Maberry. She was raised in Jefferson City, Mo., and Hiteman, Iowa, and married Merle Lundstrom in 1950. Along with raising her three children, Shirley worked as a secretary and bookkeeper in the mining, accounting and medical industries. She will be remembered for her loving spirit, kind heart, sense of humor and wonderful cooking.

Shirley is survived by her daughters, Marcia Blevins (John Lopez) of Ottumwa, Sharon (Scott) Stilwell of West Des Moines; son, Joe Lundstrom (Jane Hibner) of Abiquiu, N.M.; three grandchildren, Jana Lundstrom of Scottsdale, Ariz., Matt Stilwell of Grimes and Joe Stilwell of West Des Moines; brothers Jack (Carol) Maberry of Bella Vista, Ark., John (Bernice) Maberry of Silvis, Ill.; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle; sister, Sharon; and her parents.

As was Shirley’s wish, her body has been cremated and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley's name to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, www.lewybodydementia.org.

Tharp Funeral Home in Albia is handling arrangements.

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