Shirley Elaine Kokemuller, 76, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines due to complications from cancer. She has donated her body to the University of Iowa.

Shirley was born October 10, 1942 in Kokomo, Indiana. She married Richard Kokemuller in 1961 and they enjoyed 56 years together. She worked as a supervisor for UPS for over 20 years.

She is survived by her sons, Roy (Gina) and Ryan (Denise); grandchildren, Tanner (Krista), Ashley (Chris), Tucker (Chelsea), Amber (Aaron), Robyn, Courtney, Emily and Hannah; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Robert (Justine) Crume, Roy (Dee) Crume, Carol (Donald) Putney, and Daniel (Jane) Snell; many other extended family; and her dog, Josie who will be living with Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Crume and her husband, Richard Kokemuller.

There will be a celebration of life on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Uptown Food & Beverage Co., 302 SW Maple St., Ankeny from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the family for distribution to cancer research organizations.

Condolences may be expressed at

Service Details

Sunday, January 20, 2019
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Uptown Food & Beverage Co.
302 SW Maple Street
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Body Donation
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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