Shirley A. Colwell

February 24, 1937 ~ September 29, 2019 (age 82)

Shirley Ann Colwell was born in Melrose, Iowa on February 24, 1937 to Dean Barron Snook and Frances Ann Snook. She attend Valley West High School and graduated in 1955. Shirley worked as a  Secretary in  Wichita where she meet Jimmie Young and they were married in 1956. To this union three children were born Cindy, Craig and James. They lived in Missouri for 10 years before moving to Southern Iowa, where she spent her remaining years. Shirley was a member of the Methodist Church and the Eagles Club of Chariton. Shirley enjoyed spending time going to the casino, playing the slot machines, and playing cards with her family and friends. She was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved to dance at the Eagles Club, make crafts and spent many hours playing bingo. She loved to decorate for every season and holiday. Shirley was the rock of her family and the glue that held everyone together. She loved her family and was always able to put a big smile on her grandchildren’s faces. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husbands Jimmie Ray Young and Jackie Colwell, companions B.H. Tate and Bob Norris, son James Young, daughter-in-law Brenda Young and son Jeff Colwell. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Williams, son Craig Young, Jackie Jr., Jim and John Cowell, sister Sandra Wade, brothers Burl, James and Ivan Snook, grandchildren Danasha Weaver, Kyle Young, Carley Hankins, Joseph Williams, Vanola Marlar, Julie Barger, Nicole Hoover, Jonathan and Jamie Young, Kellie and Kari Colwell, Jessica Downen, Stephanie Leary, Mellisa Colwell, Jeff Jr. and Emily Price, great grandmother of many. Shirley passed away September 29, 2019 at the  Lucas County Health Center. Services were held October 4, 2019 11:00a.m. at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton Iowa with Pastor Bruce Sullenger  Officiating. Visitation was held  two hours prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Union Chapel Cemetery following service. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made to

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