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Shirley Mccollum

September 15, 1926 — January 2, 2017

   Shirley Ann, daughter of Orla and Edna (Ramsey) Peters, was born September 15, 1926 on a farm two miles west of Manning in Crawford County, Iowa. She attended rural school #6 near her home through the eighth grade and then graduated from Manning High School in 1944. After graduation, she completed one year at Commercial Extension in Omaha, NE. During World War II she worked in Jefferson at the Court House for the Government Ration Board.

   On September 8, 1946 Shirley was united in marriage with Ronald Eugene ‘Gene’ McCollum at the United Methodist Church in Manning. One son was born to this union. They farmed with Shirley’s parents and continued after their deaths for a total of 44 years. Shirley also worked in the kitchen at Manning General Hospital from 1983 to 1991. The couple moved into Manning in 1990. After the death of her husband in 2007, Shirley remained in their home in Manning.

   Shirley was an active member of the United Methodist Church where she was a member for over 70 years; United Methodist Women which she joined in 1950, serving all offices and Sunday School teacher. She always had a strong love for her church and church family. Shirley was very active in the community, including the VFW Auxiliary, Manning Regional Hospital Auxiliary, congregate meals, RSVP and Hausbarn volunteer group. While on the farm she was a member of the Tri-County Social Club and enjoyed neighborhood get-togethers on holidays and birthdays. Shirley was on a bowling team for 35 years. Above all, she enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren.

   When Shirley’s health began to fail, she became a resident of the Manning Plaza Nursing Home where she died January 2, 2017 at the age of 90 years, 3 months and 18 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

   Shirley is survived by her son Steven McCollum (Linda Merk-McCollum) of Carroll; three grandchildren Chad Eugene McCollum (fiancé Renae) of Northbend, NE, Jeramy McCollum of Council Bluffs and Mandy Lawler (Bill) of Carroll; three great grandchildren Jacob McCollum and Madison and Garrett Lawler; other relatives and friends.

Reverend Vicki Fisher, Officiating

Reverend Dave Rauch, Speaker



Congregational Hymns

“He Touched Me”     
 “Just As I Am”

“Because He Lives”

JoAnn Karsten, Accompanist



Casket Bearers

Chad McCollum   
Jeramy McCollum

Mandy & Bill Lawler   
Jacob McCollum

Madison Lawler   
Garrett Lawler


Honorary Casket Bearers

Deb Knueven    
JoAnn Ohl   
Bev Schrum

Karen Rowedder    
Rick Dammann

Jim Karstens   
Duane Otto



Manning Cemetery

Manning, Iowa

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