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Shirley Janice Edgerton

November 5, 1935 October 19, 2019
Shirley Janice Edgerton
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Obituary – Shirley Janice Edgerton

Shirley Janice Edgerton, age 83, of Lamoni, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey Louis and Mary Ellen (Bixby) Spillman, was born November 5, 1935, in Kellerton, Iowa. She left this life at the Great Regional Hospice House in Creston, Iowa on Saturday, October 19, 2019.

When Shirley was young her family moved to Denver, Colorado. She attended school and graduated from East High School in 1953. She then moved to Warrensburg, Missouri to attend Central Missouri State University majoring in education. In 1956, she married John William “Jack” Lyon, Jr. in Warrensburg. They lived in Oceanside, California while Jack was stationed there while serving in the United States Marines. After his discharge they moved to Missouri before going to Dallas, Texas in 1981. They later divorced. Shirley lived in New York for a short time before moving back to Denver to be close to her mother. On December 14, 1994, she was united in marriage to Earl Dwight Edgerton in Decatur, Iowa. In 1995, she moved to Lamoni where she was still residing.

Shirley and Jack were blessed with two children, Daniel and Elizabeth. She made a career of working secretarial jobs for various banking and law offices.

In her free time Shirley loved being with her family. She also enjoyed traveling, especially to Mexico. She was an animal lover and rescued many animals over the years. She was a member of the Mount Ayr Restoration Branch Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents and sister, Betty Woodworth. Survivors include her husband, Dwight Edgerton of Lamoni; children, Danny and Victoria Lyon of Dallas, Texas and Elizabeth and Bob Bell of Lamoni; grandsons, Sky & Helen Lyon, Andrew Lyon, Christopher & Teal Bell, Bryan Bell, and Brandon & Maggie Bell; six great grandchildren; three nieces, Shari Woodworth, Lori Woodworth, and Kathy Woodworth; and other relatives and friends.




Funeral services will be held at the Lamoni Community of Christ in Lamoni, Iowa at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Burial is in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Lamoni, Iowa. Arrangements were through the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa.


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Visitation

Saturday

26

Oct

1:00 PM 10/26/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 10/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lamoni Community of Christ

Lamoni, IA 50140

Family will receive friends 1-2 p.m.

Lamoni Community of Christ
Lamoni 50140 IA
United States

Service

Saturday

26

Oct

2:00 PM 10/26/2019 2:00:00 PM
Lamoni Community of Christ

Lamoni, IA 50140

Lamoni Community of Christ
Lamoni 50140 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Lamoni, IA 50140

Lamoni 50140 IA
United States
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