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Service Details

Visitation:

No visitation planned

Service:

Monday, February 13, 2017
10:30 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines

Disposition:

Monday, February 13, 2017
1:30 pm
Ladora Cemetery
Ladora, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Shirley Danskin-White

Shirley Danskin-White, 82, passed away on February 7, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was born in Marengo, Iowa on May 14, 1934 to Carl and Marie Danskin.

Shirley received her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and continued to be an avid fan and supporter of Iowa State. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and served on the board at The Leopold Center at ISU and the Polk County Conservation Board. Shirley was also involved with the Iowa Democratic Party, served as Deputy Secretary of the Iowa Department of Agriculture for 12 years and worked as a research analyst for the Iowa House of Representatives. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and was very devoted to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her children, Dawn (Mark) Johnson and Dann White; grandchildren, Laurel (Brandon Rule) Johnson, Gabriel Johnson, Nicholas Johnson; great-grandchildren, August Rule, Sylvia Rule; siblings, Bill Danskin and Don (Sue) Danskin; many other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines, with a 1:30 p.m. burial at Ladora Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club, in loving memory of Shirley.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.