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Visitation:

Monday, February 12, 2018
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Service:

Monday, February 12, 2018
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

Disposition:

Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Shirley Couchman (Sowles) Shirley Couchman (Sowles), 92, passed away February 5, 2018 at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown.

Shirley was born October 29, 1925 in Monroe, Iowa. She attended North High School. Shirley worked for Colonial Bakery for several years, was a Shaklee Distributor and later worked as a grocery store demonstrator. She was a member of the Indianola Assembly of God Church.

Shirley is survived by her children, Jackie Stevenson, Katie (Bob) Tracy, Jim (Sharon) Lewis, Jeff (Dede) Lewis and Twyla (Steve) Smith; 22 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Garnet Hunt; father, Lewis Couchman; daughter, Judy; son, Danny; granddaughter, Crystal; grandsons, Dale and Dennis; great-grandson, Casey; two brothers; and a sister.

The family will greet friends Monday, February 12, 2018 from 10 am to 12 pm with the funeral service to follow at 12 pm at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Shirley will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.