Shirley Jean Daise, passed away Sunday, September 08, 2013, at Golden Living Center, Maryville, Missouri. Shirley was born in Bedford, Iowa to Ira and Myrtle Addams Gooden on April 1, 1929. She was the 10th child in the family. All of her siblings are deceased.
Shirley is survived by her four children: Debbie Daise, Dallas, Texas, David Daise (Linda Kolega), St. Joseph, Missouri, Sandra (John) Desch, Rock Hill, South Carolina and Linda (Mickie) Pruitt, Elmo, Missouri. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 13 step great grandchildren and 3 step great, great grandchildren.
After attending high school in Clarinda, Iowa, she married Bob Daise divorcing after 21 years. Shirley moved from Clearmont, Missouri to El Cajan, California in 1974 and returned to Missouri 6 years ago to be closer to family. She worked at the Clarinda Mental Health Hospital for several years and was also a nurse’s aide at Grossmont Hospital in California until her retirement in 1988. She was also actively involved in the Sonrise Church in Santee, California.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. The memorial service will begin immediately following the visitation.
Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Treatment Research Center, 640 Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minnesota 55101 or to the New Nodaway Humane Society, 829 South Depot Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa