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Saturday November 13th, 2021
12:00pm - 8:00pm

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Saturday November 13th, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Sunday November 14th, 2021
2:00pm

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Rose Hill Cemetery
Sunday November 14th, 2021

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Shirley Brand

Shirley Mae (Comer) Brand, 5th child of 7 born to Rolla Bryan and Florence Marjorie (Smith) Comer, was born January 13, 1939. Growing up in Ringgold County, she attended school in Maloy through the 8th grade; 1 semester at Redding, IA during her freshman year and the remainder of her education was at Mount Ayr High School. Shirley graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1957.

Following graduation, Shirley moved to Des Moines, IA and she worked at Equitable Life Society. While there, she was introduced to the man of her life, Alvin Lee Brand, by a mutual friend. Shirley and Lee were married on November 16, 1958. They lived in Des Moines until Lee accepted employment at Rideta Electric Cooperative on January 1, 1959, as a lineman.

Shirley stayed home until she started working for Draper Produce doing bookkeeping. They closed and she was busy with her four children for the next several years. She always had a ballgame to go to or other activities that the kids were in. Shirley worked at Gunter’s Jewelry Store, Smith Jewelry, Mitchell Jewelry, and Small Corral. Shirley loved to sew, bowl, play cards, cook, shop, and made quilts for all the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. She made all kinds of crafts and she loved to dance!

She ‘officially’ retired in 1996 when Lee retired, and they loved spending time in South Texas in the winter months and visiting relatives and friends. Shirley was active in the United Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School and was the church treasurer. She was also the bowling league treasurer.

Shirley passed away November 7, 2021, while wintering at Donna, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bryan & Marjorie Comer; siblings Myrtle (husband John Cook), Margaret (husband Darrell Browns), Rolla Ray Comer, Allen “Bud” Comer (wife Ruby), Ethel Akers; great granddaughter Addison Grace Noble; parents-in-law Lewis & Madge Brand; brothers & sisters-in-law Harold Brand, Clyde (Rosie) Brand, Earl Brand, Lois (Ainslee) Triggs, Margaret Brand, Dean Brand, Robert Schafer, Lyle Gilliland, Walter Cobb.

Survivors include her husband Lee Brand, children Sheila (Gary) Janssen, Mary Brand, Ken (Kim) Brand, Ron (Rhonda) Brand; grandchildren Emily (Matt) Luymes, Ashley (Ryan) Noble, Kirby Chapman, Danielle (Donny) Gorman, Jennifer Chapman, Julia Brand, Colby (Janine) Brand, Madi (Ethan) Cowell, Tate (Michelle) Brand, Wyatt Brand, Cyndi (Brandy) Fekete, Neesie Brand, Cassie Brand, Connor Heavner; great grandchildren Brilee & Addison Gorman, Cordell, Marques & Brianna Flenorl, Greyson Zakovich, Alana Zarrillo, Lincoln & Hudson Noble, Owen Brand, Janssen, Theo & Abram Luymes, Charli & Ellie Fekete; brother Bryan Merl (Marjorie) Comer; brothers & sisters-in-laws Paul (Georgia) Brand, Wilma Schafer, Jean Gilliland, Betty Cobb; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to Tingley Meal Site and Senior Activity Center


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Vicki Irving Westerly Nov 17 2021 1:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Jeff Craft Nov 13 2021 8:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Shirley and Dave Hightshoe Nov 13 2021 8:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Kirk and Denise Nov 13 2021 7:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Don & Diane Zollman Nov 13 2021 7:24 PM

Great memories growing up. Enjoyed play dates and sleep overs at Aunt Shirley's.

Amy Schafer Franklin Nov 12 2021 9:40 PM

Lee, it was nice working with you at REC. Shirley was very pleasant. We share your loss. We look forward to seeing Shirley alive again in the resurrection. John 5:28, 29

Jim and Donna Adams Nov 12 2021 10:56 AM

Mary,

Please know I am thinking of you. I have very fond memories of your mom. She was always kind, welcoming and was a great cook. May her memory be eternal.

Denise Jobe Rueschhoff Nov 12 2021 8:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Olivia Wackernagle Nov 12 2021 5:27 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Shirley Brand

Danielle Gorman Nov 11 2021 10:18 PM

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