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Shirley Ann Hamrick

February 3, 1930 - August 30, 2021
From: Webb, IA
Shirley Ann Hamrick

Shirley Ann Hamrick

Born: February 3, 1930
Died: August 30, 2021
Age: 91

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     Shirley Ann Hamrick was born on Feb. 3, 1930, in Sioux Rapids, IA to Aron and Clara (Johnson) Barstad.  She grew up on the family farm, was confirmed in the First Lutheran Church in Sioux Rapids, and graduated from Cornell High School. She loved to sing and was involved in many school and church activities.
     She married Arden (Denny) Hamrick on June 12, 1947.  They lived in California before returning to Iowa and making their home in Webb in 1951.  Denny was in the general construction business until his death in 1992.  She was a great mom to their 6 children, and a wonderful grandma and great grandma.  She was warm and loving, patient and kind, encouraging and fun. 
   Shirley could do so many things, and over the years she made blue jeans for Aalfs Manufacturing, cooked and drove a school bus for South Clay Schools, painted and hung wallpaper.  A book lover, she worked for the Webb Library and read 100 books a year. Generous with her time and talents, she held many roles at Webb United Methodist Church, and volunteered in her community, for the Clay County Immunization Clinic and for Hospice. She always had time for coffee with her many friends.
     She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed making clothes for her herself, her children and grandchildren, fancy doll clothes for a dollmaker, and created beautiful quilts.    Shirley and Denny collected stoneware, and spent many happy days going to auctions, antique shops and stoneware conventions. She was always ready for new adventures and enjoyed traveling in the USA and around the world with her family.  She had a sunny personality, a quick smile, a great laugh, and was always welcoming.
     Shirley passed away at St. Lukes Lutheran Home in Spencer on August 30, 2021, at age 91. She is survived by her children: Teresa Robertson, Webb; Janet (Tom) Hansen, Webb; Joan (Peter) Riley, Cedar Rapids, IA; Mark (Mona) Hamrick, St. Cloud, MN; Craig (Cindy) Hamrick, Le Mars, IA; and Tony (Jill) Hamrick, Grand Junction, CO; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren who all adored her; sister-in-law, Marlene Hamrick; nieces, nephews and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, Aron and Clara Barstad; parents-in-law, Howard and Ruth Hamrick; husband, Denny; son-in-law, Ben Robertson; brother, Arnold Barstad; sister, Lois Hanson; and brother-in-law, Jack Hamrick.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Webb, Iowa.

Refreshments will be served following the service at the Church.

The family requests everyone to wear a mask for the service.
Kari Etherington
Visitation will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M., Friday at the Church.

The family requests everyone to wear a mask for the service.
"Ill Fly Away"
"Hymn Of Promise"
"When the Saints Go Marching In"
Private Family Graveside Services will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.


Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 8:17 AM
“We were so sorry to learn of the passing of our Aunt Shirley. She was such a wonderful, cheerful spirit, really a delight to be around. She has a terrific laugh & gave great hugs, too! We are sending our love & thoughts to the family as they celebrate the life of a truly lovely & beloved woman. The world is a little less bright without her. ”
- Brad Jacobson & Stuart Loecker
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 12:54 PM
“My thoughts and prayers to the family. We all miss her as she had a lasting effect on the community. May you Rest In Peace Shirley. ”
- Shirley Eriksen
Monday, September 27, 2021 at 12:15 PM
“Shirley was a wonderful lady that I though very much of, she had helped me tremendously when I was a kid! Her and Denny allowed me a safe place which will never be forgotten. Rest in peace Shirley Hamrick.”
- Hb Baxter
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:05 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all! ”
- HB Baxter
Monday, September 20, 2021 at 6:53 PM
“Deepest sympathy to the family.
Frank & Sheri Prowant ”
- Frank Prowant
Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 8:06 AM
“To all the Hamrick Family,
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers, May God Bless”
- Alene (Brinkley) Peters
Monday, September 13, 2021 at 8:27 PM
“I am feeling bad that these words of sympathy are belated and certainly hope they are still seen by some of Shirley's family. I got the sad news belatedly and then was traveling. It has been ages since I have seen any of you, but I did get to see your dear, sweet mother from time to time over the years. My mother treasured Shirley's friendship. I am so glad they had many good coffee times together. Take care, all of you. Nancy Carlson Johannes”
- Nancy Johannes
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 8:51 AM
“Dear Family
We are very sorry about Shirley!! She was certainly a wonderful Lady!!! Never had to wonder if she remembered me!! She knew each of us like we were her own kids!!! Smiles and Love abounded!!
Peace and Grace to each of You!!!”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Sunday, September 5, 2021 at 10:17 AM
“Tony, Craig, Mark, sisters, and extended family: I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I remember the last time I saw your was when I came back home for Dad's memorial in 2006. She and Darlene Enderton were walking down the street and I must have talked to them for at least an hour. Your mom always had a way of making everyone feel welcome; she was positive and spunky and just had a way about her that made one smile. She made me feel so special that day, providing me one last positive memory of Webb. Losing a mom is not easy -- be kind to one another and yourselves during this difficult time, and know that your mom was proud of each and every one of you. Once again, my sincere condolences. ”
- Donna Chickering
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 7:59 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of your mom!!!”
- Barb Cantulver
Friday, September 3, 2021 at 8:08 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of your Mother's, Grandmother's passing. God bless her and her family in this time.”
- Lynda Cornwell
Friday, September 3, 2021 at 7:42 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with S hirley at Aalfs many years ago. Her smile was infectious to everyone who was lucky to know her.”
- Renee Goff
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 2:11 PM
“Dear family of Shirley, who was loved by everyone that was blessed to know her!
Shirley was one of my mom (Dolores’s) best friend and I will always be grateful for her and the friendship she shared with my mom.
We are saddened to hear of your loss. She will live in the hearts of those she left behind. Our hearts go out to you, our prayers are with you as Jesus comforts you.”
- Ron & Betty Johnson
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“to family of Shirley Hamrick, May God comfort you with happy memories as you prepare to honor your dear matriarch and bid loving farewell to her life on earth. What a blessing to know Shirley! I will always smile the memory of her smile and infectious laughter. She was small but strong and able to maneuver big school bus as well as anyone. With her patience kind heart and spunk she had the key to making rowdy kids settle down and behave-not because they were scared of her but because like everyone they adored her. I love whenever I got to visit with Shirley and catch up on news of her family. She was and is so proud of you. I know you will forever hold her in your hearts. God’s peace my friends, LaVonne”
- LaVonne (Salton) & Gary Anderson
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was always such a positive person. I enjoyed her so much in Harmony Club. She will be missed.”
- Terry Chalstrom
Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 7:27 AM
“So sorry to hear of Shirleys passing. Our sympathy and prayers for your family. ”
- Jim and Linda Casey
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:40 PM
“Shirley was a loving mom to her kids and fostor kids and the friendly companion of all the kids who frequented her home and rode her school bus over the years. I remember her for her laugh, her happy smile and friendly greeting whenever we would meet in our neighboring yards or out in public. She will be missed and remembered by everyone who knew her. Our sincere sympathies are extended to her whole family.
- David & Jan Hopkins
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 7:47 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet mama. She was so friendly, so positive, and she will be missed by many. ❤️”
- Bob & Nira Rusk
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