Obituary

Shirley A. Barkley
Shirley A. Barkley
Shirley A. Barkley

February 8, 1936 - April 14, 2018
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Shirley Ann Barkley passed away with family by her side on April 14, 2018 at Mercy Hospice, Johnston, Iowa from cancer.
Shirley was born February 8, 1936 to William and Edith Frederick in Des Moines, Iowa. Records show she was the 1938 State Fair Baby! After graduating from Alleman High School in 1955 she married her high school sweetheart, Bill Barkley in June and were together 60 years before his passing.

Shirley was a great mom, grandma, sister, friend, and wife. She grew up in a time where pennies were tight and she always had a coupon for everything. She had many things she loved: flower gardening, bird watching,cardinals especially were a favorite, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, trips to Okoboji which she and Bill went 47 years straight, penny slots, and a good buffet. But her main joy was her family. Her five kids and her nine grandkids were the light of her life.

She was always good for a laugh or joke. So as you remember her please remember the fun she had with family and friends.

Shirley is survived by her five children: Mark (Karen) Barkley, Mike (Karen) Barkley, Marsha (Thomas) George, Melodie Barkley (Karen Seifert), and Marty Barkley; grandchildren: Tyler Barkley (Kristin Hufford), Ryan George (Alyssa), Katie Hinrich (Taylor), Jerica George, Evan Barkley, Eli Barkley, Will Barkley, Janse Barkley, Jaryn Barkley, and 1 great-grandchild.

Visitation will be April 16, 2018, 4-7 pm at Isles Westover Chapel with a private ceremony at a later date.

The family thanks Dr. Stankovich,the staff at Mercy West Lakes and Mercy Johnston Hospice for making her smile during this time and her last days comfortable. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice of Johnston. And for those of you wondering she went out with her hair on a scale of 1-10, a strong 2!

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, April 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Monday, April 16, 2018
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Mercy Hospice
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA US 50131