Shirley A. Engle 86 of Marion passed away May 25th at St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A public visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday May 28th at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories with services following at 11:00.
Surviving Shirley are her husband Wayne, son Dan (Janet) Engle of Marion, daughter Sue Engle of Marion, daughter in law Maureen Engle of Cedar Rapids, Daughter in law Lisa Engle of Marion. She is also survived by her grandchildren Melissa Barnhill of Cedar Rapids, Luke (Gabriela) Engle of Ft. Myers FL, Ben Engle of Marion, DJ (Katie) Engle of Marion, Kristen (Ted) McNichol of Urbandale, Lindsay Engle of Marion, Mallory (Hasan) Utebay of Des Moines, Sarah Engle of Marion, Jesse Davis of Cedar Rapids, Rachael (Austin) Sneed of Palo, Craig Engle (Elena Davidson) of Denver CO, sister-in-law Phyllis Mahoney of Chesterton OH, along with many nieces and nephews.
Also surviving are Shirley’s great grandchildren Olivia Engle, Brookelyn Barnhill, Stella Barnhill, David Engle, Max McNichol, Marley McNichol, Taylor Engle, Mavi Utebay, Drayson Engle, Steele Engle, Shay Engle, and Huxley Sneed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Norma Larsen, brother-in-law Dick “Swede” Larsen, brother-in-law Don Mahoney, son Dave Engle, and son Doug Engle.
Shirley was born December 28, 1934 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Norman and Venetta Johnson. She attended Ottumwa High School where she met Wayne Engle on the school bus and courtship began.
Shirley and Wayne moved to Air Force Bases in Alaska, Minnesota, and Tennessee during Wayne’s enlistment. Afterward they moved to Cedar Rapids to start their family and business. E&S Electric (now the ESCO Group) was started in Shirley and Wayne’s basement where Shirley handled radio dispatches and bookkeeping while she raised 4 children. Shirley continued to work in the business until she started Fashion Corner/Kid’s Stuff clothing shops in Marion.
Wayne and Shirley would have celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in June. Shirley loved to golf, read and to play cards with friends. She was a member of Antioch Christion Church, Indian Creek Country Club, OOP in Marion, Friends of the Marion Library, and volunteer for Linnhaven, and the American Cancer Society. She also enjoyed teaching Sunday School and leading Youth Groups at Marion Christian Church.
Memorial gifts may be made in memory of Shirley to His Hands Free Clinic at 1245 2nd Avenue SE Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403 or at hishandsclinic.org