Shirley K. Buffer of Kalona, died June 23, 2019, in a Nashville, Tenn. hospital from complications due to injuries sustained from an accident while on a vacation to Nashville in April. Shirley passed away peacefully with her husband and daughter at her side.

She was born in Estherville, Iowa on March 23, 1947, to Anton Stam and Marjorie Scott Stam. Shirley graduated from the University of Iowa and worked for over 35 years as a pharmacist at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. She retired from the hospital in December 2011 to enjoy time with her family, travel, reading and quilting.

Shirley is survived by her husband: Pete Buffer of Kalona; daughter: Jamie Buffer of Kalona; granddaughter: Ella; and a brother: Gary (Kay) Stam of Estherville, Iowa.

Memorial gifts for Shirley can be made to the Moss Country Friends Charities in Kalona where she was an active member for many years. A celebration of life memorial gathering will be held at a future date. Shirley and Pete would have been married 50 years on Aug. 30, 2019.

Phillips Robinson Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn. arranged the cremation.

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