Shirley Ann Delano

Shirley Ann Delano, 79, of Leavenworth, died, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at Saint John Hospital. She was born July 30, 1937, in Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of David and Hazel (Adkins) Pickering.

Shirley Delano

On April 13, 1957, She married Dexter Delano, in Laverne, Minn. He preceded her in death in 2012. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a son, Bruce Delano.

Shirley is survived by two daughters, Lisa Delano of Kansas City, Mo. and Gina (Lenny) Delano Hill of Trimble, Mo.; his grandchildren, Mike (Maggie) Corriston, Shannon Eveland, Sarah (Nick) Brown, Ashley Kermashek, Dusty Delano, Kelly Delano and Ben Corriston; and 10 great- grandchildren.

She loved books. Shirley worked at Waldenbooks at the Leavenworth Plaza and Stars and Stripes bookstore in Germany. She enjoyed archery and bowling. She was also an avid volksmarcher in Germany. Shirley was a lifelong democrat.

Visitation beginning with the rosary will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home. A funeral service will begin at 8 a.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Wayside Waifs.