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Shirley Black


Published: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:51 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:29 a.m. CDT

Shirley Black, 89, of Ankeny, formerly of Creston, died June 14, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Powers Funeral Home, junction of highways 34 and 25. Bob Goree will officiate. Burial will be in Hill of Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Mercy Hospice in Johnston or Hill of Zion Memorial Garden. Online condolences may be left at powersfh.com.

Shirley Ann Black, daughter of Harland and Leona Alloway, was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Creston.

On May 22, 1944, Shirley married Richard “Dick” Black. At the time of their marriage, Dick was serving in the U.S. Army.

After the war, Shirley helped in the family business of Black’s Produce and General Store in Zion for the next 33 years until it closed in 1978.

After Black’s Store closed, Shirley and Dick moved to Creston, where she continued to work with Dick at Boyd’s Appliance Store until they retired.

In 2003, Shirley and Dick moved to Ankeny to be near their children and grandchildren.

Shirley was a lifetime member of Hill of Zion Church.

Shirley is survived by her son Mike (wife Jean) Black; and daughter Cheryl (husband Bob) Goree, all of Ankeny; sister Mary Jane Kralik of Norwalk; grandchildren, Angela (Todd) Wilson of Bondurant, Stephanie (John) Siddens-Rudisill of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Sara (Jason) Monroe of Des Moines and Jeff (Amy) Black, Lisa McKenzie, Greg (Katie) Black, all of Ankeny; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband in 2011, brother Bob Alloway and grandson Shane Siddens.

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