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Shirley Henry


Shirley A. Henry, 89, of Creston died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Greater Regional Health in Creston.

Mass of Christian burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Creston with the Rev. Kenneth Halbur Jr. as celebrant. Interment will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery in Creston. Open visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Pearson Family Funeral Service and Cremation Center, 809 W. Montgomery St., in Creston. Family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. and the rosary said at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for a park bench to be placed in Iowa State Fairgrounds. Online condolences may be left at

Shirley Ann Henry, daughter of A.J. and Beryl (Miller) Weber, was born April 12, 1929, in Shannon City. She graduated from Shannon City High School in 1947.

On May 24, 1950, Shirley married John G. Henry in Afton. Shirley was an active 4-H and Cub Scout leader. She and John owned and operated the sale barn in Mount Ayr and roller skating rinks in Mount Ayr and Creston. She spent many years managing the “Ye Old Mill” at the Iowa State Fair.

Shirley is survived by her children, Pamela (Mark) Wall of Grimes, Sheryl (Fred) Gramm of Stratton, Colorado, Suzanne Calhoun of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kevin (Rose) Henry of Creston, Kimberly (Jay) Moore of Broomfield, Colorado, Bruce Henry of Burnsville, Minnesota, Brian (Mary) Henry of Broomfield, Colorado, and Michelle (Steve) Rhine of Des Moines; brother Dave Weber of Queens Creek, Arizona; brothers-in-law, Jack Vicker of Creston and Richard (Betty) Henry of Holton, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Betty Weber of Orange, California, and Kay Harding of Broomfield, Colorado; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband John; daughter Deborah Shelley; grandchildren, Sawyer Rhine and Caleb Moore; and siblings, Delores (Perry) Christenson, James “Bob” Weber, Richard “Dick” Weber, Larry Weber, Paul Eugene Weber and Diana Vicker.

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