NORMAL — Shirley Ann Gardner, 93, formerly of Normal, Elgin and Morton, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday (Jan. 23, 2015) at Augustana Health Care Center, Apple Valley, Minn., where she resided.
She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Normal, to Gail and Iris Irish Metcalf. She married Richard "Dick" Gardner on Nov. 20, 1941, in Normal. He preceded her in death in July 2000.
She is survived by sons, Bill (Marsha) Gardner, Apple Valley, Minn., and David (Bobbi) Gardner, Morton; four granddaughters, Lindy (Nick) Neubauer, Prior Lake, Minn.; Kim Gardner, Morton; Becky (Josh) Rogers, Farmington, Minn.; and Janelle Gardner, Rockford; and great-grandchildren, Anthony, Lexie and Jaxson.
Cremation rites were accorded. A family graveside service will be at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery, Tremont.
Memorials may be made to Augustana Health Care Center, 14610 Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, MN 55124. Cremation Society of Minnesota assisted the family with arrangements.