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Date: 11/23/2017
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Condolences for the Family of
Shirley (Ritchhart) Crosswhite

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From: Terry Cassady

Frank and Joe - My condolences for your loss of Shirley (and also Marshall). Both of your parents were wonderful to me and accepted me as their daughter. I have many fond memories. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.

4/27/2017 11:37:41 AM


From: Sue Cassady Elliott

Frank and Joe - So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Shirley. She was such a nice and thoughtful person. Susie

4/26/2017 7:59:57 PM


From: Jenna Brownell

Frank, Our prayers are with you and your family.

4/25/2017 10:30:31 AM


From: Nancy Wilbert Beghtel

Frank and Joe, I am so sorry to see your mom has passed! Took me back to so long ago on 25th street! I will always remember how sweet your mom was! Sending prayers for peace for both of you and your families.

4/25/2017 2:06:42 AM


From: Ronelle Israel

To Shirley's family. I am so sorry for your loss I knew Shirley when she was working as a Retiree at Norwest ( former IA Des Moines Bank) she loved people and always had a smile on her face. Shirley will be missed.

4/24/2017 5:10:46 PM


From: Michelle Jones

Our deepest condolences to Shirley's family and friends. I met Shirley (and Marshall) through my Aunt & Uncle, Jean and Ralph Kershaw. We exchanged Christmas cards over the years and there was always a nice note from Shirley. She was so kind and a good friend and co-worker to my Aunt Jean. She was always so good to check on my Uncle after the passing of my Aunt. Cherish your memories and may she rest in peace.

4/23/2017 11:37:35 PM


From: Courtney Julich Tipping

I'm so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.

4/23/2017 11:04:31 AM


From: Mark Drew

Shirley was a wonderful friend and a beautiful human being. The world was better for her being here and she will be missed. Condolences to her family

4/23/2017 7:23:36 AM