Mary Jane Shirk-Dickinson

Nov 12, 2017
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10:30 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017 at Trinity Bible Church (125 Orchard Dr., Cedar Falls)


4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 16 at Locke Funeral Home


Waterloo Cemetery


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Mary Jane Shirk-Dickinson, 91, of Waterloo, died at Friendship Village Pavilion on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

She was born on October 29, 1926 in Waterloo; the daughter of Russell E. and Nora Hedrick Smith. Mary Jane graduated from West High School in 1946. 

She married Harold Shirk on September 12, 1944 at Waterloo First Methodist Church, he preceded her in death on March 10, 1995. She married John Dickinson on October 29, 1996 in Mesa, AZ, he preceded her in death on May 25, 1999.

Mary Jane worked for Dr. Richard Driver in the Black’s building during high school; she later was a bookkeeper for Medical Associates in Cedar Falls, retiring in 1973.
She was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Cedar Falls. Mary Jane enjoyed traveling. She especially cherished time spent with her family.
Survivors include: daughter, Janelle (Arnie) Johnson of Independence, IA; daughter, Linda (Ron) Leonard of McDonough, GA; daughter, Mary Marienau of Rochester, MN; son, Robert (Tracey) Shirk of Waterloo, IA; son, Richard (Rochelle) Shirk of Plymouth, MN; daughter, Debra (Ken) Henze of Waterloo, IA; son, David (Becky) Shirk of Waterloo, IA; 15 grandchildren; nine step grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; five step great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; stepdaughter, Dianne (Bill) Moran of Cedar Falls, IA; stepson, Steve (Sandi) Dickinson of Corcoran, MN; and stepdaughter, Tammy (Arnie) Dickinson Wilcox of Washington D.C.

Preceded in death by: her parents; husbands, Harold and John; and a sister, Arlene Smith. 

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  1. Jan Buss | Nov 16, 2017
    Mary, So sorry for your loss.
  2. Ada DickinsonD | Nov 16, 2017
    Mary Evelyn and Linda I am so sorry for your loss You are in my thoughts and prayers
  3. Brenda Lynn Moore Harris | Nov 15, 2017
    My condolences to you all for the Loss of your Mom, may She rest in peace , I have many happy memories of you guys and your wonderful family, Brenda Moore Harris
  4. Grace Angelondous | Nov 15, 2017
    Mary, so very sorry for your loss. We are all thinking of you and sending prayers and hugs.
  5. Rae Ann | Nov 14, 2017
    So sorry ,Mary...thoughts and prayers for you and your family.  Sending hugs!
  6. Robyn Finney | Nov 13, 2017
    So sorry for your loss.  My prayers are with you during this time.  May your memories continue to live on! 

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