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Shirley Ann (Schultz) Mallas

May 10, 1938 — November 29, 2015

Shirley Ann Mallas was welcomed into this world on May 10, 1938 by her parents Elton August Danial Schultz and Esther Elnora Hanle in Ogden, Iowa. Shirley entered eternal rest on November 29, 2015 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa, at the age of seventy-seven years, six months, and nineteen days.
Shirley was the eldest of three children, following her was her sister Virginia and her brother Donald. They all lived on their family farm and she attended school in Ogden at the one-room schoolhouse in Marcy Township until 8th grade, then transferred to the community school district. During her childhood she spent most of her time on the farm, helping her family and playing dolls with her sister.
During her junior year of high school, she met the love of her life and future husband Ken Mallas. During her first year at college, they were united in marriage on May 25, 1957. The following day her husband had to return to military duty in Germany. She joined him shortly after and they went to the “City of Love”- Paris, France to celebrate their unity. Ken and Shirley then returned to Iowa in the early fall. They made several stops throughout Iowa, from Boone to where they finally settled in Corning. The two were set together for life! To this union two children were born, Angela and Jeffery.
While raising her two children and supporting her husband’s career within the local school district, many people remember Shirley as helping raise a part of their family as well. Whether she was assisting with a four legged being, or playing with children as their parents were at work or study, she always cared for them as if they were her own. No one was ever to worry if Shirley Mallas was entrusted with their loved ones, as she cared for all with the utmost regard.
Throughout her adulthood, Shirley always enjoyed art. From photography to drawing, she was very artistic and enjoyed all aspects. She loved history, especially the history of architecture. She watched as the world grew around her. She was a master gardener and enjoyed gardening throughout all the seasons of life. She enjoyed the outdoors and cherished all seasons. She was involved in numerous community groups including bible studies and T.O.P.S. She was an active member of the Community of Christ in Creston, Iowa.
Even throughout her battle with cancer, Shirley remained optimistic and never complained. She continued to be grateful and share her blessings. At her weakest, she continued to be strength for others.
Most of all, Shirley was genuinely passionate with her unconditional love for others. She shared joy through writing and passed along kind words to everyone she met. She was gentle with her wise advice. She prayed for those she knew and those she didn’t. She was graceful and knew and shared true grace. She welcomed others into her heart and shared her motherly spirit. Her love was everlasting and will carry on from Heaven above.
Shirley was welcomed into eternal life by her parents- Elton and Esther; her sisters-in-law: Annie, Patty and Ruby; her brothers-in-law: Jay, Peter, Robert, John, and Paul.
Left to honor her life is her husband- Ken Mallas of Corning, IA; her son- Jeffery (Darla) Mallas of Ogden, IA; her daughter- Angela (Les) Mallas-Cattau of Schuyler, NE; her granddaughter- Jessica Jackson of Corning, IA; her five Step-Grandchildren- Tommy, Tad, Nick, Jamie and Angela; her sister-Virginia Johnson of Las Vegas, NV; her brother- Donald Schultz, of Ogden, IA; her sister-in-law- Helen Aurand of Waterloo, IA; her brother-in-law- Dale Larson of Boone, IA, and many other relatives and friends.

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