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Shirley Ann Tabor

May 16, 1928 - Sep 28, 2019


Shirley Ann Tabor passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019, at Genesis Hospital in Davenport. Shirley was born in Chicago, IL on May 16, 1928, to Elwood Burkland and Mary Worthington Burkland. She attended George Williams College, where she was on the swim team, and Cornell College. At a Th...


Dec 28


Saturday, December 28, 2019
1:00 pm

United Church of Christ

206 E. Platt Street
Maquoketa, Iowa 52060

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Shirley Ann Tabor

May 16, 1928 - September 28, 2019

Linda Hvale Dickerson June 16, 2020

I have just seen this obituary of the passing of Sunny and I can't tell you how terribly sorry I am to hear of her passing. I have thought of her so many times through the years and wondered if she was still living at the farm. I have such fond memories of the summers my parents, siblings and I came to visit the Tabors at the farm, and of the times the Tabor family spent with us in Wheaton and up at our lake cottage in Michigan. We always had so much fun and I treasure those times. Sunny was such a wonderful, caring person and I thought the world of her (as did my entire family). I remember the nights my parents (Dick and Dorothy) and Jack and Sunny spent playing pinochle and bridge up at the lake til all hours, the times we had visiting the farm playing badmitten and croquet, the wonderful dinners Sunny made at the end of the day, playing with all the kittens you always had at the farm, riding the horses with Jack, sleeping in the upstairs bedroom and coming down the stairs with the stone walls, trying to milk the cows, just enjoying the countryside. My parents adored Sunny and Jack and they (Sunny and my mom) remained such close friends from grade school on. I just wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to your entire family on the loss of this incredible woman. My heart is broken to hear of her passing. Much love, Linda Hvale Dickerson

Kendall Fate December 27, 2019

Mrs. Tabor was so well thought of by our family. Mom and dad appreciated all her work in the church and valued she and Jack as friends.
I really loved being in her Sunday school class. I remember asking her why we don’t look up when we pray? I remember saying “you ca n do that if it seems right to you Kendall! She was fun, thoughtful and a great listener. We all thought a great deal of her in the Fate family.
Kendall Fate

Gary and Joan Petersen October 18, 2019

Paul and Martha, So sorry for the loss of her Mom. We always enjoyed visiting with her at the winery. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

rob rotman October 5, 2019

What can I say,I loved her humor, her compassion,how Jack and she,loved my calls to WMt ,and her whole fa mily,who make m efeel that I have a right to be on the face of the earth,peace love rob

Chris Hafner (Michael’s sister) October 3, 2019

I last saw Shirley at Eric and Michael’s wedding at the stone house. Shirley was full of life, happy about everyone being there for the wedding and her mind and wit was sharp and she was so fun to talk to and hear about her family and current events. She was a wonderful, kind and generous person and I’m glad I got to spend that day with her.

Harold and Joyce Hutchins October 2, 2019

Sending our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your dear Shirley.

Harold and Joyce Hutchins

Michelle Maze Hughes October 2, 2019

Tabor Family, I am so sorry for your loss! I went to church with Shirley & initially got to know her in 1972 when she led the Children's Choir. That was also the year I got my 1st Bible and I listed "Mrs. Tabor" as 1 of my 3 church friends. Later she was my Sunday School Teacher and eventually I sang in the adult choir with her. She was one of the kindest people I've ever met. And she was such a fun person! And she was definitely one of THEE most patient and grace-filled people I've ever met. She touched so many lives! She will truly be missed! All My Sympathy to the entire family! Michelle Maze Hughes

Candie Potter Emery October 2, 2019

CandlePrayers for the Tabor family, Mrs Tabor was a good person, I remember her from church and being our Sunday school teacher ! May she rest in peace
Candie Potter Emery

Jim Yocum October 2, 2019

Dear Tabor Family,
The pleasure of knowing your mother was truly a wonderful blessing! She was consistently an amazingly pleasant, powerful, and inspirational person. Every time I had the pleasure of being around her, I always felt uplifted. She lived an amazing life! THANK GOD SHE GOT TO SEE _HER_ CUBBIES WIN THE WORLD SERIES!

Ron Parker October 2, 2019

Warm thoughts and prayers to the whole Tabor family. It's clear that Shirley was an amazing person!

Pat Smith October 1, 2019

Tabor Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. She was a very special lady! I have many fond memories of her especially through the church. She and mom made up a great tenor/baritone section in the choir in the old days!! Thoughs and prayers are with you all.

Pat Smith

Ryan & Susie Gerischer October 1, 2019

CandlePaul & Martha,
So sorry for your family's loss. She was such a nice lady. You are all in our prayers.

Ace Moore September 30, 2019

So sorry to of the passing of Shirley.
Ace and JoNell

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