Visitation and Wake will be held until Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Shirley’s home (214 N. Broadway, Toledo, IA 52342). Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Shirley and her family.Shirley was born on March 20, 1948, in Ogema Township in Minnesota. She was the daughter of Emma (Benjamin) Thomas and the late Richard Thomas. She spent her early years in Minnesota and then moved to Traer in 1960. Shirley was united into marriage to Daniel Weaver in 1964 and had two children. She raised her children in Traer until her divorce in 1971. Shirley met James “Jim” Hill and after a short courtship, they married in 1974. They had three children and maintained their home in the Tama-Toledo area until their divorce in 1986. She was married to John Munson from 1986 to 2010.
Shirley took pride in her profession as a certified Nurse’s Aide between the years of 1965 and 2000. She shared her joy of caring for others at several care centers including The County Home at rural Toledo, Sunny Hill Care Center, Tama,and Bethesda - Grandview Nursing Home (currently known as the Carrington Place), Toledo, Iowa. Shirley became an in-home Health Care Aide in 2000, caring for Carl Uchytil until his passing in 2009.
She was most happy when with her family and cherished their time together. She loved doing crossword puzzles, playing cribbage with her mother, collecting owls, baking, and listening to Native Flute Music. Shirley will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her mother Emma Thomas; Her children: Sheri Morrison, Richard “Rich” (Irene) Hill, Troy (Jari) Hill, Jamie “Flaca” Hill-Cervantes, and Jodie Hill; Her 18 grandchildren: Dustin Naiot, Lewis Naniot, Ben Naniot, Zack Naniot, Stephanie Morrison, Randon Hill, Hayley (Brian Holland) Hill, Bryce McCollister, Brydon Hill, Lydia Smith, Tony Cervantes, Serei Bear, Jordan “Andy” Cervantes, James Hill II, Jaylen Hill, Troy Hill Jr., Trentin Hill, and Tristan Hill; Her Three Great-Grandchildren: Austin Naniot, Westin Verdulla, and Drayton Hill; Her Brothers and Sisters: Richard “Sonny” (Cindy) Thomas, Sharlene “Shug” (Bob) Fisher, John “Henry” Thomas, Devona “Bug” (Brett) Haskins, Judie Thomas, Julie Thomas, and Tracye “Ter” Knight.
Shirley was preceded in death by her two sisters, Sharon and Patricia Thomas; Her father, Richard H. Thomas Sr.; her uncles and grandparents.
Shirley Ann “Babe” Thomas Hill Munson