Shirley S. Farmer, 82, passed away on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, IA.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4, at Iles Westover Chapel in Des Moines. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, at Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake, IA.
Shirley was born on July 19, 1932, in Alta, Iowa, one of four children to Everett and Edith Ann (Preston) Sandine.
She was a 1950 graduate of Alta High School. On January 11, 1953, Shirley married LeeRoy O. Farmer. They had three children. For many years, she was employed as Vice-President with Valley National Bank, until her retirement in 1994. A former member of American Business Women’s Association; Shirley enjoyed reading, traveling, genealogy, good massages and good wine.
Shirley was a fun loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend; she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her two daughters, Willie Sinnwell of West Des Moines, IA and Tracy (David) Mixon of Ely, IA; one sister, Linda (Ron) Hoops of Alta, IA; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LeeRoy Farmer; son, Nicholas Lee Farmer; two brothers, Lyle and Billy Dean Sandine; and son in law, Ken Sinnwell.
Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley Farmer’s name to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice.
ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.