Shirley Mae Anthony, 90, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Aug. 15, 2018, at Cottage Grove Place. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Marion on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at 11 a.m. Visitation with family will begin one hour prior to the service. All are welcome to attend a luncheon at the church immediately following the service.
Shirley was born on March 29, 1928, in Berwyn, Ill., and was the only child of Mildred and Donald Foster. She graduated from Morton High School in Berwyn, Ill., and attended Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa.
Shirley was married Aug. 21, 1948, to the love of her life, Dr. Russell H. Anthony. She was a kind, gracious and loving mother and grandmother of three children and eight grandchildren. Her children are sons Mark H. (Margie Bray) Anthony and Ross D. Anthony, and daughter, Donna R. (Michael) Puk. Her grandchildren are Marcus R. Anthony, Marcia Lynn Anthony, Stephen F. Anthony, Natalie B. Anthony, Erica M. Puk, John M. Puk, Daniel R. Puk and Haley M. Puk.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband, Russell. Shirley and Russell would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.
One of Shirley's passions was playing cards. If Shirley had a favorite game of cards, it was bridge. She belonged to numerous bridge clubs and never tired of playing the game.
Shirley truly enjoyed her P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter II and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 184.
Shirley lived for the summertime, whether it be boating at the Coralville Reservoir with family and friends, spending time with her G.N.O. (Girls Night Out) group or enjoying quality time around the pool with her grandchildren.
Shirley will be missed by all those whose lives she touched. Her family always will cherish their special memories of their mother and grandmother.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Shirley's honor may be directed to St. Mark's Lutheran Church or ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
Online condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.