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Detta Shirley

November 14, 1930 — April 28, 2019

Detta Darlene Shirley, 88, of Maywood, Nebraska, died April 28, 2019  at her home in Maywood, NE.

She was born November 14, 1930 in Eustis, NE, daughter of Henry John and Anna Marie (Yorges) Puls.

Detta grew up at Eustis, NE, was a lifelong Nebraska resident. She married Robert Shirley on September 6, 1980 at Elwood. She worked at B & D where she was awarded for her ideas in reducing waste. She later worked in the auction business.   Detta enjoyed dancing, gardening, sewing and westerns, but she especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grand children.

Surviving are husband, Robert Shirley of Maywood, NE, son, Terry Lee Schweitzer of Glenns Ferry, ID, daughter, Sandra G Englehart of Spokane, WA, step-son, Robb Shirley of Berwyn, NE, step-daughter, Dena Shirley of Austin, TX, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, special friends, Gordon & Alice  Brown of Maywood, NE.

Detta was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Anna; three children Richard, Douglas, and Barbra; grandson Adam; five brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska; Thursday, May 2, 2019, 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm with the family present from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel

317 Center Ave, Curtis, NE 69025

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