Shirley Lynch

Shirley Lynch, 98, of Conrad, IA passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Beaman United Methodist Church in Beaman, IA. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020, at the church. Interment will be at Vienna Cemetery in rural Beaman, IA. Memorials may be directed to Storks Nest or Child Abuse Prevention. The family requests everyone to wear a mask to the visitation and service. Online condolences may be sent to
Shirley was born August 25, 1922, to Walter and Flora (McAfee) Kaufmann at their home in rural Beaman. She attended grade school at Vienna #5 and later on graduated from Beaman High school. Shirley was united in marriage to Kenneth Lynch on February 5, 1943, at the Beaman United Methodist Church. She always enjoyed music, singing and playing the flute in the family orchestra. Her parents, brothers and her played for almost anyone that asked them, even though she didn’t care about practice.
In later years she enjoyed sewing which she learned from her mother. Shirley began making quilts when she was 65 and made at least two for every member of her family, until the last two little boys were born, they only had one. By that time she started making baby quilts and donating all of them. They were made for “A.B.C.” program, later to, “child abuse prevention”, “Storks Nest” and “Life Choice Ministries”. She ended up making 384 baby quilts. At the age of 16 she had her own program on KFJB Radio singing. During that time on the radio she made three records. She was employed at Security Savings Bank in Marshalltown, IA, Farmers Savings Bank in Beaman, Bank of America, San Diego, CA, (during WWII) and the Beaman as well as Green Mountain Grain Elevators. After retiring she helped out on the farm. She was a member of Beaman United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, and Oakwood Golf Course. Shirley was also active in the Vienna Cemetery and a board member of the Oakview Nursing Home.
Shirley is survived by her daughter, Barbara (Tom) Anderson of Beaman, IA; a grandson, Steve (Ferron) Anderson, of Beaman, IA; a grandson-in-law, Pat Fitzgerald, of Truro, IA; four great grandchildren, Felicia (Max) Rasmussen of Spirit Lake, IA, Sawyer (Michaela Brown) Anderson of Beaman, IA, Shadner Anderson of Beaman, IA, and Wyatt Fitzgerald of Truro, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth; granddaughter Lynette Fitzgerald; and her twin brothers, Ron and Don Kaufmann.


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