Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 14, 2013
OBITUARY ~ VERNICE MAE (BANNER) SHIELDS
Vernice Mae BANNER SHIELDS was born October 31, 1918 to Delno and Lola BANNER on the family farm near Ellston,
Iowa and died February 5, 2013 at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa.
She was united in marriage to Victor SHIELDS
March 5, 1938 in Mount Ayr. To this union were born three children, Mary Lou GOETZ of Norwalk, Gary (DeAnn) of
Marion and Jerry (Norma) of Mount Ayr.
Vic and Vernice farmed for most of their 69 married years on a farm near
Caledonia where she enjoyed raising her garden, flowers and chickens. Vernice was a quiet lady who could usually
be counted on for a single word or sentence of wit.
Vernice was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; parents;
brothers; son-in-law, Benny GOETZ, and grandson, Craig SHIELDS.
Left to cherish her memory in addition to her
children are five grandchildren, Scott (Cindy) GOETZ of Liberty Center, Karla (Mike) STANLEY of Winterset, Jenny
(Rob) O'BRIEN of Paola, Kansas, Jody (Larry) LIPCAMON of Iowa City and Todd (Alisa) SHIELDS of North Liberty, and
six great-grandchildren Kyle and Clint STANLEY, Callie and Cavan O'BRIEN and Zachary and Ethan SHIELDS.
were conducted at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Friday, February 8, 2013, with Pastor Bart Shields
and Pastor Ed SHIELDS officiating. Musicians were Nancy SACKETT, Jodie WURSTER and Grace WARIN.
included Scott GOETZ, Todd SHIELDS, Mike STANLEY, Rob O'BRIEN, Josh SHIELDS and Larry LIPCAMON.
Burial was in
the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2013
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