Prugh Funeral Service obituary – Shirley Jean Corman, 87, Sperry


Shirley Jean Corman, 87, of Sperry, died Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Born May 20, 1935, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Glen L. and Mary E. Dowell Chesnut. On August 12, 1956, she married Warren Corman in West Hill Methodist Church.

She graduated from Burlington High School.  

Shirley worked as a nurse for over 40 years. She worked for Burlington Medical Center, Mediapolis High School and for Dr. William Anderson at Old Mercy Hospital.

She was a member of First Congregation Church. Shirley enjoyed cross stitching and loved to play cards, games and crosswords. She loved reading, learning about history as well as cooking and baking. Every fall Shirley and her husband would travel to Branson, Missouri to watch the shows. They also attended SCC Blackhawk Basketball games. Most of all, Shirley loved her family; spending time with her grandchildren to shopping for her great grandchildren.

Survivors include her sweet old codger of 66 years, Warren; daughter, Lynette (Larry) Peterson of NC; daughter-in-law, Donita Corman; four grandchildren, Andrea, Eric, Christopher, and Kayla; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Gary (Mary) Chesnut.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Keith Corman.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, December 5, 2022 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St.

The funeral service for Mrs. Corman will be 11:00 AM Monday, December 5, 2022, at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St., with Pastor Jim Francisco officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh Funeral Service following the burial.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for First Congregational Church, Aspen Grove Cemetery and Southeast Iowa Hospice.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Shirley's obituary at

Shirley Jean Corman, Shirley Jean Corman obituary, Shirley Corman, Pen City Current, obituary, death, Iowa, Des Moines County, Sperry, Prugh Funeral Service, Prugh Funeral Service obituary,