Shirley Larkins, 67, passed away on July 20, 2020, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on April 13, 1953, to James and Virginia Stoker.

Shirley retired from Mainstream Living after more than 25 years of service.

Shirley is survived by her siblings, Linda Johnson, Debra (Dave) Kane, Kathy (Dale) Zimmerle, and George Stoker (Brenda Lundgren); caregiver and special niece, Rhonda Stoker; nephews and nieces, Shawn, Robin, Melanie, Adriene, Jon, Jim, Ben, Josh, Rhonda, Stormy, Robert, Richele, Angela and many great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Virginia; brother, David Stoker; and her beloved cat and best friend, Spooky.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue in Des Moines with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday evening from 5-7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Shirley.

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