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Shirley Mae Niermeyer

January 9, 1938 October 8, 2018
Shirley Mae Niermeyer
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Obituary for Shirley Mae Niermeyer

Shirley Mae Niermeyer, 80, of Marion and formerly of Tipton and Cedar Rapids, passed away on Monday October 8, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital Hospice Unit of chronic leukemia and chronic lymphoma. Visitation will be held at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Clarence at 9:30 with the funeral to follow at 11:00 on Thursday October 11, 2018. Reverend Matt Schneider-Adams, Pastor Dennis Morey, and Chaplain Michael Elmore will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery.

Shirley was born January 9, 1938 in Cedar Rapids to Clifford and Elsie (Spalding) McClelland. She lived near Springville until the family moved to Atkins where she started school. She attended Atkins and Newhall schools, graduating from Newhall High School in 1956.

She was employed at Turner Microphone Co. from 1957-1964. She married Owen Niermeyer on April 18, 1964 at St. John’s UCC. They lived in the Clarence/Tipton area until they moved to Cedar Rapids in 1999. They did construction work together for home improvements until they fully retired. Owen passed away on November 29, 2017. Shirley moved to Bickford Assisted Living in December.

Shirley was a member of St. John’s since 1964 and attended Calvin Sinclair Presbyterian Church in Cedar Rapids. Her interests were playing games, family genealogy, roller skating, bowling, dancing, and antiques. She did daycare while living in her home near Tipton.

Survivors include her daughter, Diane (Al) Benesh of Marion and their children, Cody, Ryan, and Travis; son Daniel (friend Dee and her family) of Mechanicsville and his three children, Justin (friend Bethany and her son Chase), Jessika (and her children Kayden, Paisley, McKenna) and Brody (and his friend Callie); and son, Ronald (Melissa) of Ankeny and their son, Benjamin; sisters, Dorothy Dircks of Clarence and Connie (Chris) Chrisman of Center Point; and several nieces and nephews.

She was very proud to have three great grandchildren, Kayden and his twin sisters, Paisley and McKenna.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Owen; brothers, Robert and Donald; sister-in-laws, Franny and Arlene; brother-in-law, Dewey; and nephew, Tommy McClelland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.


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Visitation

Thursday

11

Oct

9:30 AM 10/11/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ

402 9th Ave.
Clarence, Iowa 52216

St. John's United Church of Christ
402 9th Ave. Clarence 52216 Iowa
United States

Service

Thursday

11

Oct

11:00 AM 10/11/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ

402 9th Ave.
Clarence, Iowa 52216

St. John's United Church of Christ
402 9th Ave. Clarence 52216 Iowa
United States

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Location

St. John's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarence, Iowa 52216

Clarence 52216 Iowa
United States
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