In Memory of

Shirley J. Roby

August 23, 1936 - September 23, 2018
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City – Shirley J. Roby 82, passed away Sunday, September 23, 2018 unexpectantly at her home.  Graveside Services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 26, at the Roby Family Cemetery, south of Rockwell City, with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City, is serving the family. 

     Shirley is survived by her sons, Robert (Vicki) Roby, and Michael (Vicki) Roby, all of Rockwell City, and Steven (Donna) Roby of Hancock; 7 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, Jamie (Cory) Ridgely and children, Kaylynn, Jade, and Mya; Justine (Alex) Baker and children, Ellason and Kylon; Michelle (David) Jakeman and children, Trice, Tori, and Trigg; Shaun (Jenny) Roby and children, Breonna, Baylee, and Bryce; Jason Roby; Logan (Samantha Pringle) Stone and children, Brendan, T.J., and Huxleigh; and Aspen Stone and children, Greeley and Boulder; brother Jon (Rhonda) Clark of Rockwell City; sister-in-law Marilyn Black of Davenport; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband John; daughter Lisa Roby; and parents, Virgil Dean and Helen Gertrude Greve Clark.

     Shirley Jean Clark Roby was born August 23, 1936 at Fort Dodge, Iowa.  She attended Rockwell City High School.  Shirley was united in marriage to John Roby on December 26, 1952 at the Methodist Parsonage in Rockwell City.  The couple farmed the family farm south of Rockwell City.  Shirley had worked as a cook at the County Home, a hostess at the Starlite in Fort Dodge, and had worked at the Fort Dodge Hallmark Store.  John passed away in 1993.  In 1994, Shirley moved into Rockwell City.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and numerous card clubs.  Shirley enjoyed traveling, wintering in San Diego, fantasy football, taking trips with her grandchildren, Roby’s Belgians, and was an avid Hallmark collector.


Graveside Services
1:30 p.m. Wednesday,
September 26, 2018
Roby Family Cemetery
south of Rockwell City


Pastor James Hoover Mossman


Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 5:13 PM
“Sharon and family, I am so sorry to hear of Paul's death. My love and thoughts are with you.”
- June McGowan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2:59 PM
“So sorry to hear about Shirley's passing. Her mom Helen Clark was my great aunt. The thing I remember about Shirley is that she was such a wonderful person and always had a smile on her face. I saw her a few years ago went Vicki and I were in Rockwell City. We will miss her.

Mick and Vicki McCarville”
- Mick and Vicki McCarville

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:54 AM
“we are so sorry for your loss,keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers,Shirley was one amazing lady!!!”
- Bill & Diane Stephenson

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9:01 AM
“Sending our Sympathy and prayers to the Roby Family.”
- Scott and Lynne Doherty

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:10 PM
“Sorry for your loss Brother Jon. May she rest in peace.”
- Jim Batcheller

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:10 PM
“Our sympathy to all the Roby family. We have many fond memories of John and Shirley when the fella's rode with the Whitted chuckwagon team. That was a wild time to remember with so many fun and unforgettable races. Roger and Marlene Glasnapp”
- Roger and Marlene Glasnapp

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 5:09 PM
“Sorry for your Brother Jon and family. May she rest in peace.”
- Jim and Sandy Batcheller

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 3:36 PM
“Our sympathy and prayers for the family. Shirley was a fun lady.
- Rose Kutz

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 2:15 PM
“Jon and Family, So sorry for the loss of your sister, Shirley. Will always remember her friendship as well as her great laugh. We've all known each other for a very long time. Our parents were friends for many, many years.”
- Karen Browning Penistsen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 1:26 PM
“May God wrap His arms of love and comfort around you at this difficult time.”
- Richard & Vicki Homewood

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
“Bob , Mike ,Steve and families , I know your mom was an integral part of your family just as my mom has been to ours. I am saddened to here of your loss and give my love and support as you embark on your journey of healing . May God bless you and give your family comfort at this time of loss.”
- Dr Casey C Miller

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:46 AM
“S ending my sympathy for your loss!! I have been her friend for many years and card games!! She was very special!!Pat Bangert”
- Patricia Bangert

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 6:33 AM
“Our heartfelt sympathy to the Roby family. ”
- Gerri & Jane McCurdy

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8:37 PM
“I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I have so many fond memories of her - including getting to tag along to horse shows and the summer trips to Adventureland. Her laugh was infectious and her love for her family was great!! I'm thinking about all of you and praying for your strength and comfort during this very sad time. --Shelly ”
- Shelly Johnson

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 3:52 PM
“Bob & family,
We send our thoughts & prayers at the loss of Shirley. Will miss her at card club!”
- Bill & Fran Lawson

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