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Shirley Elaine McAlexander was born on April 16, 1951 to Kenneth and Virginia McAlexander and siblings Jerry, Larry, and Deborah. She went to her Lord on October 28, 2020.
She loved her family, church, friends, and horses. Camp Sunnyside was something she enjoyed attending every summer for 49 years. Riding or petting horses or just watching them was a pastime she enjoyed.
Shirley enjoyed all her cousins and nieces and nephews visiting her. She became a great babysitter in watching the kids. If they were doing something wrong, she would say “NO”. They always listened to her. You would see the young nieces and nephews sitting on her lap or pushing her chair. She was very patient with them and sometimes she went for quite some rides.
Religion was important to her also. She attended church and Sunday School all her life.
Shirley has taught all of us patience, tolerance, and love for life.
She is survived by her parents Kenneth and Virginia McAlexander of Beaconsfield; brother Larry (Cathleen) McAlexander of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin; sister Deborah (Dan) Van Horn of Bloomfield; sister-in-law Rosalie McAlexander of Beaconsfield; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Preceding her in death were her brother Jerry McAlexander; grandparents Ora and Riley McAlexander, Leland and Donna Walters, and Helen and Ray Meier. She will be missed by many.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Beaconsfield Methodist Church, Mount Ayr Health Care Center and Every Step Hospice.
I am so sorry for the loss of Shirley. She was a bright light in this world. I know that she was a friend of my sister, Joanie Routh. May peace be with you.
Julie Routh Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear this. She was so special and I was privileged enough to spend time with her when Chuck and Debbie were married. I think so much of the whole family and my heart breaks for them. We know that God only takes the best and we were fortunate to be part of her life. My prayers are with all of you
Pam Ricker Nov 1 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was so friendly when I saw her at the nursing home. Sure has been hard to not visit there. I'm sure she is in a better place now. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Barber Oct 30 2020 12:00 AM
Deborah: So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Vickie Butler Pierce Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM
she loved her snack and music program. I will miss her
Theresa Schrodt Oct 29 2020 12:00 AM