Shirley V. Langton, 96, died November 17, 2020 at Heritage Woods of Belvidere, Illinois. Graveside services at 11:00 AM on Tuesday at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Per Shirley’s request, there will be no visitation. Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband (married 67 years), Howard R. Langton, two sisters, Hermadean (Cy) Jenkins and Mary Ann (Don) Dvorak, her brother, William (Letha) Taylor, and a son-in-law, Ed Cummings. Survivors include a son Michael (Vickie) of Racine, Wisconsin, two daughters, Pamela (Gary) Lloyd of Stephenville, Texas and Deborah (David) Rogers of Belvidere, Illinois. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tami, Shawn, Amber, Jennie, and Brad, eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Shirley was born on November 1, 1924 in Browning, Missouri, the daughter of William and Margaret Taylor. She married Howard Langton on August 5, 1943 in Cedar Rapids. Together they enjoyed many happy times traveling the country in their “5th wheel” home away from home and making countless friends along the way. Shirley always treasured holidays and other celebrations with family gathered in Iowa. She enjoyed reading and working puzzles and keeping in touch with family and friends near and far. Shirley was always gracious, incredibly intelligent, and made a lovely home for her family, even along the road. She will be greatly missed.