Shirley Watson

Shirley Watson, 82, of Britt passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at her home in Britt.

Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley Watson will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 139 3rd Street South East in Britt with Father Jim Dubert officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery near Britt.

Visitation for Shirley Watson will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West in Britt and continue one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Parish Wake Service and Rosary will begin at 4:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Chapel on Tuesday.

Shirley Ann Watson, daughter of Carl and Rose (Markl) Watson, was born on February 27, 1937 on the family farm near Woden.

The family later moved to Britt where Shirley graduated from the Britt High School in 1955.  She then attended Mercy School of Nursing in Mason City.  She began her nursing career in the Pediatrics Unit Iowa City before moving to the Pediatric Unit in Mason City.   She then moved back to Britt to help take care of her parents and was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Britt Hospital.

Shirley was one of the original paramedics of the West Hancock Ambulance Service and continued to ride along even after she retired.

Shirley enjoyed listening to music, playing cards, she had a deep faith and even traveled to Rome.  She loved animals and had several pets over the years including many strays people dropped off at her house.  She especially loved her horses Charlie and Starfire.

Shirley is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews who she treated like her children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Lucille Ebeling, Marie Schleuger, Florence Stuflick, Dorothy Miller, Donald Watson, Kenny Watson, and Clarence (Swatty) Watson, along with many nieces and nephews.


Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Chapel – Britt
178 Center Street West, Britt, Iowa 50423
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Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
139 3rd Street South East, Britt, Iowa 50423
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