Shirley Marks, 84, of Spring Valley

Shirley A. Marks, 84, of Spring Valley, died on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Spring Valley Living.

Shirley Ann Carlsen was born July 7, 1935, in Tyler, Minn., daughter of Peter and Lily (Schmidt) Carlsen.  On March 17, 1949, she married Cletus Marks.  Shirley had a passion for quilting.  She spent many hours creating and then sharing her quilts with family. She enjoyed collecting linens, dishes, and dolls. Shirley had a green thumb with a knack for growing roses.  Shirley had a favorite pair of Converse All Stars shoes that carried her through the next chapter of her life after Cletus died.  She was an active member of Wykoff United Methodist Church, often volunteering for different church events.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Ernie) Manwarren of Emmetsburg, Iowa, Doug (Darlene) Marks of Wasilla, Ark., Dawn (Fred) Latcher of Fort Mill, S.C., Denise Marks of Bloomington, Minn., David (Colleen) Marks of Ostrander and Dale (Michelle) Marks of Clay Center, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a brother and three sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents and husband Cletus in 2000.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, at Wykoff United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Stoeger officiating. Burial will take place at the Wykoff United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Shirley Marks Family.

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