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SHIRLEY UPHOFF LAWRENCE UPSTONE, 82 KIRKLAND - Shirley (Uphoff) Lawrence Upstone, 82, of Kirkland, died Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Kindred Hospital in Sycamore. She was born on July 10, 1930, to Harry and Minnie (Blount) Uphoff in Columbus, NE. She moved with her family from Nebraska to Kirkland in 1938. Most of her life was spent in the Kirkland area. Graduating in 1947 from Kirkland High School, she worked as a telephone operator above the old Lamont's Grocery Store and drove the bus for Hiawatha District for ten years. She then worked as a bank teller at the State Bank of Kirkland for nineteen years. Shirley was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Kirkland, as well as a member of the United Methodist Women and the treasurer of the Kirkland Development Association. She loved taking care of Birdie, Sophie, Corky, Scotty, Cypress, and Jazi while their owners were at work. She is survived by her children, Kathy (Richard) Hodgkinson of Kirkland, Nancy (Al) Lloyd of Rapid City, SD, and Michael (Carla) Lawrence of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Micah (Gwen) Lawrence , Cody Lawrence, Wes Hodgkinson, Joshua (Heather) Lloyd, Luke Lloyd, and Hannah Lloyd; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Arianna, Cade, Caleb, Savannah, Leighton, and Knox; brother, William (Barbara) Uphoff of Franklin Grove, IL; sister-in-law, Donna (Lawrence) Tangerose of Kirkland; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Mindy. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Billie Jean Lawrence; grandson, Joel Lloyd; granddaughter, Christy Hodgkinson; 2 brothers, Edward and Robert Uphoff; and 2 sisters, Margaret Way and Nadine Crull. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 29, in First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Kyoeng-Ah Woo officiating. A visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. prior to the service on Friday at the church. Memorials may be made to the church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Kirkland Chapel, 309 South Fifth Street, Kirkland. For information call, 815-522-3563. To send a condolence or share a memory, visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2013
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