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Shirley Ann Heston

August 23, 1931 — October 18, 2022

Shirley Ann Heston, 91, of Fairfield, Iowa passed away on October 18, 2022, at Urbandale Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation or to your local ASCPA and Cards can be sent to 30 52nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50312.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 5th from 11 -2 pm at the VFW - 121 E. Broadway in Fairfield, Iowa. Lunch will be served.

Shirley was born August 23, 1931, in Fairfield, Iowa to Louis and Merta Pequignot. Shirley had one brother Lewis and one sister Donna, both deceased.

Shirley married Emil Heston Jr. 71 years ago, October 16th, 1951. He preceded her in death on October 26th, 2013. She was blessed with five children, six grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Daughter Nannette Adam of Richland, grandchildren Matthew (Kim) and Jessica (Derek), son Bruce (Stacey) of Des Moines, grandchildren Maxwell, Alexander (Kristina) and Jack, daughter Sheri and granddaughter Amy, sons Mark and Michael of Des Moines. Sheri and Mark are both deceased.

Shirley lived in Fairfield most all her life except for the last 4 years when she moved to Urbandale Health Care Center in Urbandale, Iowa. Shirley and her family would like to thank all her friends at the Urbandale Health Care Center for the love and support she received - the residents, nurses, aides and staff during her stay. Also, we would like to thank Suncrest Hospice for their great support. It was truly appreciated.

Shirley had a love of food her entire life. She was considered by all who knew her to be a great cook. Everything was prepared by memory and touch. She took this love and both managed and owned restaurants for many decades. After retiring as a restaurant owner, she remained in the food business. She cooked and served meals to the prisoners of the Jefferson County Jail for many years. It was said more than a few times that the prisoners often didn’t want to leave when their time was up (true story) - the food was too good.  Shirley also sold real estate for several years with Lefty’s Real Estate in Fairfield.

Another love was bowling. She participated in leagues and state tournaments for over 50 consecutive years. She was very proud of her gold specked bowling ball and sparkly shoes.

Lastly and most importantly was her love of family. She had no greater joy than seeing her children and grandchildren and all the activities they were involved in. Join us in remembering Shirley. She will be missed but certainly not forgotten.

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Celebration of Life Gathering

Saturday, November 5, 2022

11:00am - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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