Shirley A. Terry – Independence

Independence –  Shirley A. Terry, 84 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Sunday, August 9, 2020, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.  She was born on August 17, 1935, in Buchanan County, Iowa, north of Independence, the daughter of Lee Porter and Bertha Adella (Turner) Walton.  She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1954.  In 1954, she and Ralph Edwin Wilson were married at the First Methodist Church in Independence.  He preceded her in death in 1982.  In 1983, she and John Allen Terry were married in Waterloo, Iowa.  He preceded her in death in 2012.  For 25 years Mrs. Terry was a hot lunch clerk at the Independence High School before retiring in 2000.  She was an active member of the Indee Community Bible Church in Independence.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family, having coffee with her friends, and baking cookies.

Mrs. Terry is survive by 2 daughters, Valerie Wilson of Houston, Texas, and Laurie Wilson of Omaha, Nebraska, 1 son, Scott Wilson of Houston, Texas, 2 grandchildren, Lindsay Beatty and Zachary Wilson, 3 great grandchildren, Madelynn, Koby, and Kolton Beatty, and her former daughter-in-law, Mary Terry of Independence.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Jeff Wilson, and 4 brothers, Lloyd Walton, Kenneth Walton, Donald Walton, and L.A. Walton.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020, at the Indee Community Bible Church in Independence with Pastor Mike Nemmers officiating.  Friends may call for visitation from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 14th, at the White Funeral Home in Independence.  The family requests that all those who attend wear masks.  White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On line condolences may be left at