Shirley Marie Shore
May 16, 1933 – August 28, 2019
Shirley Marie Shore, 86, of Rock Island, formerly of Davenport, went to join her Lord in Heaven on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family and friends. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 2 from 4-8 pm at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday, September 3 at Trinity Cathedral with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials may be made to The Alter Guild at Trinity Cathedral or Rock Ridge High School Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund.
Shirley was the only daughter born to Walter and Marie (Nath) Collier on May 16, 1933. Her youthful years were spent in Davenport where she graduated from Davenport (Central) High School in 1951. Shirley was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport, IA. It was there, she also met the love of her life. She married Clifford J. Shore on August 22, 1953 at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. From this union, they were blessed with six children- four boys and two girls. Shirley and Cliff spent their first married years in Davenport, while Cliff attended Augustana college. They started their family while she worked for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.
They moved to Wilmington, IL for 4 years, before Cliff took a position with the Savanna Army Depot in 1965, where they’d raise their family for the next 30 years. While there, she enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising horses with her family. She was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church, serving as a member of the Guild. During those years, Shirley was the first woman to serve as an EMT on the Savanna Ambulance Service, which she did for 20 years. She also drove a school bus for the Savanna School District, and later for Head Start. She retired driving bus after 20+ years.
In 1997, they returned to Davenport, IA, to care for Shirley’s mother. Now back to her hometown, she was able to serve in many capacities of the Trinity Cathedral, including assisting in luncheons, coffee hour, and Altar Guild. Shirley made many friendships, through participating in Rainbow Girls, Eastern Star, cancer benefits, craft and health fairs, along with organ lessons which became a hobby later in life. Other activities and interests were going to garage sales, shopping especially, rebating, cooking, swimming at the Y, and attending River Bandit Games, Quad City Hockey Games, attending her grandchildren’s sporting and school functions, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes!
Shirley will be remembered most for her strong and steadfast family values that was an example and encouragement to all who knew her. If you would ask Shirley about her priorities, the importance of family could not be stressed enough. Not only did she leave many traditions and legacies for her children, she also instilled a sense of love, care, and humor. In return, it was easy to see the pride and joy that her family brought into her life. Cliff and Shirley’s home was never without family, laughter, or food; a gathering place for endless dinners and holiday parties; just be sure to eat the food you put on your plate. You would see a smile and twinkle in her eyes when all her family were together for Holidays. Visits and discussions with her children and grandchildren always left a glow on her face. As a grandmother, she was always encouraging her grandchildren to learn new things, and you never left her home without a full belly, a bag full of goodies, and lots of cuddles and kisses from her two dogs, Missy and Daisy. Shirley provided her friends and family with many memories and stories that will be shared among family and friends for years to come.
Shirley will be forever in the hearts of her husband of 66 years, Clifford, of Rock Island, children, Michael Shore, of Freeport, IL, Jayne (Steve) Boore, of Davenport, IA, Brian (Kathy) Shore, of Geneseo, IL, Stephen (Leigh) Shore, of North Bend, OR, Karen (Tony) Lawless, of Andalusia, and James (Catt) Shore, of Andalusia, IL, grandchildren and great grandchildren, Katie (Chad) Enright, and their daughter, Maddie Enright, Kris (Ashly) Shore, and their daughters, Raelynn and Merida Shore, LeAnna Boore, and her two children, Lahna and Gabriel Buckley, Rob Shore, Elizabeth Shore (Fiancé Brady Pyle), Kara Shore, Bre Lawless (Richie Maher), Bill Lawless, Vanessa Shore, and Ricky Gardner-Curry. In addition, a brother, David (Nadine) Collier, sisters-in-laws, Joyce Collier, Mary Moon, and Carol (George) Tharp, and brother-in-law, Dr. William Shore, and many friends and extended family.
Shirley is reuniting with her parents, brothers, Walter James Collier, Robert “Bert” Collier, daughters-in-law, Mary Kate Shore, and Lori Dawn Shore, brother and sisters-in-laws, Bruce (Harriett) Shore, Jesse Shore, Gerald Moon, and Elizabeth “Liz” Shore.
There is a place in our hearts that only your love can fill. We love you Mom and you will always be with us.
- Walter Collier, Father (deceased)
- Marie Collier, Mother (deceased)
- Clifford Shore, Husband
- Karen Lawless, Daughter
- Jayne (Steven) Boore, Daughter
- Michael Shore, Son
- Brian (Kathy) Shore, Son
- Stephen (Leigh) Shore, Son
- James (Catherine) Shore, Son
- Mary Kate Shore, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
- Lori Shore, Daughter-in-law (deceased)
- David (Nadine) Collier, Brother
- Robert Collier, Brother (deceased)
- James Collier, Brother (deceased)
- Shirley is also survived by nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
- Brian Shore, Pallbearer
- James Shore, Pallbearer
- Kris Shore, Pallbearer
- Chad Enright, Pallbearer
- Robert Shore, Pallbearer
- William Lawless, Pallbearer
- Michael Shore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Stephen Shore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Steven Boore, Honorary Pallbearer
- Tony Lawless, Honorary Pallbearer
- Brady Pyle, Honorary Pallbearer
- Richie Maher, Honorary Pallbearer
- Alter Guild at Trinity Cathedral
- Rock Ridge High School Pay It Forward Scholarship Fund
- Visitation Monday, September 2, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, September 3, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Shirley Marie Shore
August 31, 2019
The first time I met you was a year before I married Robert. We were fixing dinner and I put my finger in the mashed potatoes to see if they were seasoned enough. You laugh and told Mom that I was going to fit right in the family. I remembered how comfortable you made me feel I love you Sister. Joyce