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-Shirley M. Fuller-

Shirley M. Fuller, 80, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2008 at Unity Hospital in Muscatine.

Funeral services were held on Monday, December 8, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction. Burial was in Columbus City Cemetery. Following the interment there was a time of food and fellowship at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church. Visitation for Shirley was held on Sunday, December 7, 2008 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Muscatine and on Monday, December 8, 2008 from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the Stacy Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction. Memorials may be directed to the Muscatine Humane Society in memory of Shirley. Sympathy notes may be left for the Fuller family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com.

Shirley May Grindrod was born on October 28, 1928 in Welton, Iowa, the daughter of Frank A. and Maud L. (Hainstock) Grindrod. On July 29, 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Edward W. Fuller in Dewitt, Iowa. Shirley received her Registered Nursing degree from Mercy Hospital of Davenport in 1949. She began her nursing career at Mercy Hospital, then worked at the Jackson County Hospital from 1952-1956 and Muscatine General Hospital from 1956-1958. She had attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Shirley enjoyed cooking, recipe books, collecting stuffed bears, sewing, and camping when her children were younger. Most of all Shirley dearly enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Shirley will be deeply missed by her husband, Edward of Muscatine; one daughter, Rosemary A. Fuller, also of Muscatine; one son, Dale E. Fuller of Abingdon, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jesseca Fuller of Kansas City, Missouri and Alayna Fuller of Abingdon, Illinois; two nieces, Karon Albright of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Gail Jones of Center Point, Iowa; one nephew Joe Kramer of Center Point, Iowa; and many other nieces and nephews on her husband’s side.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Elouise Kramer.