Shirley Greenslade

Shirley A. Greenslade

September 1, 1924 - October 30, 2020
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Shirley A. Greenslade, 96, passed away at The Alverno on October 30, 2020. Honoring Shirley’s wishes, there will be no services. Private burial took place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Shirley was born on September 1, 1924 on a farm in Spencer, Iowa the daughter of Elmer R. and Anges Viola (Ferris) Harris. She attended a country school and graduated from Spencer High School. Shirley then enlisted in Navy Waves (Women’s Reserves) in December of 1945. While in the Navy, Shirley went to New York for training and lived in Washington D.C. as well. She was honorably discharged in 1947.

Shirley was united in marriage to Elmer R. Greenslade on August 9, 1947 in Jackson, Minnesota. They had two daughters, Connie and Lynn. Elmer and Shirley moved to Clinton in 1952. Elmer passed away in 2010.

Shirley was a homemaker. She was an active member at Lyons Methodist Church. She was also a part of the WMW and taught Sunday School.

Shirley is survived by her son in-law – Gary Delaska of Cordova, IL; grandchildren – Daka, Patty, Carson, and Mya all of Port Byron, IL and Triston, Amanda, Landon, and Jade all of Cordova, IL; special niece – Darla Bender and Nephew – Dane Greenslade of Clinton; and other nieces and nephews – Jerry, Gary, and Pat of Cresco, IA; and one sister – Thelma Smith of Florida.

Preceding Shirley is death are her husband, her two daughters – Connie Andrews and Lynn Delaska and two brothers – Lloyd and Dale.

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Carla Hilgenberg

Posted at 08:32am
So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. We went to church with her and Elmer at Lyons Methodist church. They were both very, very, special people to know. We loved them! They were so good to our kids and they loved them too. I enjoyed many special visits with Shirley at church, her home, and at the Alverno. I moved a few years ago so couldn't see her as much. I remember the last time I visited, She said to me, Where have you been! Lovely person! She loved to talk about all her grandkids and great grandkids and tell me what they were doing. So sorry for the loss of such a special family member. Hope you are all doing well. Carla
Keith and Carla Hilgenberg Jamaica, Iowa

Karen Young

Posted at 09:42am
Shirley and Elmer were very active members of our church. They served as our custodians for many years. Shirley was one of my moms favorite people. She was a very nice lady. I know how much she appreciated you, Gary and how much she loved her grandkids. She will be missed. Karen Young

Nancy Countryman

Posted at 02:04pm
So sorry to read of Shirley's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her when I went to see Connie. My sympathy to the family.

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