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BOGGESS, Shirley LaMae (Troge) 1929-2015

BOGGESS, TROGE, BRANDAU

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 2/10/2015 at 19:58:00

Shirley Boggess

Birth: May 14, 1929
Death: February 8, 2015

Service: Friday, February 13, 2015, Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church

Shirley Boggess, 85, of Mason City, formerly of Charles City, was gathered into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at the Muse Norris Inpatient Unit in Mason City.

Funeral services for Shirley Boggess will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City. Pastor Dennis Niezwaag of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church and Pastor Sean McRoberts of First United Methodist Church in Mason City, will officiate. Burial will be in Sunnyside Memory Gardens rural Charles City.

Friends may call at Hauser Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and at the church on Friday an hour prior to the service.

Shirley LaMae Troge Boggess was born May 14, 1929, in Floyd County, the daughter of Paul and Mable (Brandau) Troge. Shirley received her education from various country schools including Charles City, receiving her GED in 1987.

On June 22, 1936, she was united in marriage to Wilbur Boggess. They later divorced. Shirley's employment in Charles City included 17 years as a grocery checker at Fareway, two years as Classified Ad Manager at the Charles City Press and 10 years at the Red Owl grocery store where she held the positions of Receiving Room Clerk and then General Merchandise Manager.

When the Red Owl store closed, Shirley worked at the State Liquor Store until she retired in 1992 and moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., returning to Iowa in 2002. She was a member of Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Charles City for many years and later became a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mason City. Those who had the opportunity and privilege to cross her life's journey will cherish memories of her warm nature, beautiful smile, and the wisdom she shared. She had a great listening ear, and because she freely opened her heart to others, they, in turn, opened theirs to her.

Left to cherish her memory are two children; Gregory Boggess of Mason City and Linde (Steve) Adams of Ames; five grandchildren, Tina (Mark) Alexander, Tony (Diana) Boggess, Trisha Boggess, Megan Adams and Matthew Adams; three great grandchildren, Kristi (Derek) Hutto, Katherine Boggess and Kristen Dennis; a sister, Sandra Troge of Mason City; brother, Gary Show of Mason City; sister-in-law, Judy Troge of Charles City; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Kenneth and Jack Troge; two sisters, Beverly Johnson and Ardene Jorgensen; step mother, Helen Brouliet Troge; and step father, LeRoy Show.

Shirley's family would like to thank the Mason City Mercy Dialysis Center for the wonderful care given to her over the last year, and Hospice of North Iowa for the tenderness and compassion given during her last days.

Memorials may be given to the family who in turn will be directing them to the Mercy Dialysis Center.

Source: Hauser Funeral Home website, 2/10/2015


 

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