Obituaries: Shirley Diane Hamersley

BLOOMFIELD-Shirley Diane Hamersley, 86, of rural Bloomfield, died April 11, 2018 at her home.

She was born June 4, 1931 in Milton to Ira and Cecil McBratney Deal.  She married William Albert Hamersley on November 5, 1949 at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Ottumwa.

Shirley was a 1949 graduate of Ottumwa High School where she was Track Queen.

Shirley worked at Ottumwa Credit Bureau for a short time before staying home to raise her children.

She enjoyed bowling, going to casinos, singing, playing the piano and participating in plays.  Shirley was a member of Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary.

Surviving is her husband, Bill; her children, Billie Reeves and Bob (Kathy) Hamersley both of Bloomfield, Bruce (Deborah) Hamersley of Windsor Heights; 7 grandchildren, Aaron, Ryan, Angela, Shane, Stephanie, Bethany and Royce; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Johnson of Fairfield.

She was preceded in death by a son, Brad Hamersley; a son-in-law, Dave Reeves; siblings, Dr. Max Deal, Fred Deal, Virginia Daniels and Charlene Hartman.

Her body has been cremated.

Her family will greet friends at Reece Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Memorials may be made to the family.