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Shirley Ann Strubberg

Shirley Ann Strubberg, age 70 of Linn, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2014, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Shirley was born November 6, 1943, in St. Louis a daughter to the late Homer H. and Vera W. (Bassman) Helmich.

On February 26, 1965, she was united in marriage to James "Jim" A. Strubberg, in Krakow. He survives at the home.

Shirley was a registered nurse for over 30 years. For 18 of those years, she was employed at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City as an OB nurse. From 1975 until 1983, Shirley and her husband Jim, owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Linn.

Shirley enjoyed crocheting, canning, gardening, fishing, and camping, but most of all spending time with her family and friends. Her greatest love was her three granddaughters.

In addition to her husband of 48 years, Jim, she is survived by: two sons, Jeffrey Strubberg and his wife RayAnne of Linn and John Strubberg of Linn; three granddaughters, Amber, Kristen, and Jessica Strubberg of Linn; two sisters, Charlotte Ward of Kansas City, MO and Cheryl Ketteman of St. Louis.

In keeping with Shirley's wishes her body was cremated and a Celebration of Life Service will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Linn Masonic Lodge #326 in Linn.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Research.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO (897-2214)

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Jeff, My condolences on your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. Sam.

Sam Orr Feb 23 2014 12:00 AM

We were old neighbors to Jim and Shirley. Shirley always had a smile on her face as that is how I will remember her. She was also my OB nurse for one of my deliveries. Beautiful person inside and out. Prayers to the family. Just know she is now your guardian angel. Take care Jim, Steve & Doris

Steve & Doris Voss Feb 23 2014 12:00 AM

What a joy it was to get to know Shirley (and you Jim) over the course of her fight with cancer. I am so grateful to gotten to know each of you and share in your love of gardening! Rest in peace Shirley. Your light will be missed..

Jenny Haubner RN Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

Jeff, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this difficult time

Bob and Wanda Cynova Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

Jeff, I am sorry to hear such news. I will give a special prayer for your mother and father this Sunday.

Gerrit Van Vranken Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Carla Trower Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

Jeff, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

John W. Voss Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you during this time.

Linda Roberts Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

Jim and family, My sympathies to you. I worked night shift with Shirley at SMHC on OB. Many experiences and fond memories we shared. Keeping you in my prayers, Karen

Karen Freeman Feb 21 2014 12:00 AM

Shirley has always held a special place in my heart ,she was my nurse when I had one of my children. I will never forget her she was the best! May God be with all of you I will keep you in my prayers.

Donna Haslag Feb 20 2014 12:00 AM