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“I had the pleasure of working with Squirley on the Arsenal for over 20 years. When you work with someone that long, they become part of your family....Read More »
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“Aunt Shirley was the most Kind person I have ever met. She showed me that no matter what I had done I was able to keep on moving with my head held...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Neil J. Bailey Jr. - Orlando, FL

“To Shirley's family: Shirley and I exchanged news of our families each year on our Christmas Cards. Grandma Esther and Grandpa John were our...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Lilllian Thompson Mucha - IA

“My deepest condolences to Shirley's family at her loss. Shirley was a co-worker and a friend. I met Shirley when she first started at the Arsenal...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Dean Herbst - Silvis, IL - Friend

“I will always miss Shirleys smile and comment "I'm fine and dandy and peachy keen" when asked how she was doing today. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Lisa Riley - Milan, IL

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Shirley was an inspiration through her strength to fight her illness. She was a great person/co-worker and I...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Janeen Hofmann - Moline, IL

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7 of 11 | Posted by: Ralph Lakin Hole - Mount Pleasant, IA

“Our deepest sympathies to Sarah, Brad, Andrew, Zachary, and to the family. Shirley will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Andrew and Zachary...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Sylvia Hilmo Nyenhuis - Davenport, IA

“There is another Angel watching over us now! My prayers are with you all at this time! What a great person Shirley was. We worked together when she...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Cervantes - Moline, IL

“So sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family. She was a great person to work with, she will be deeply missed....Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Lynn Urwin - Rock Island, IL

“Sarah and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very sad time. Your Mom was a wonderful, kind woman, who always had a smile. The...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John & Shawn Kraft - Annawan, IL


Memorial services to celebrate the life of Shirley A. Collins, 65, of Davenport, will be 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, downtown Davenport. The family will greet friends Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In accordance with her wishes the rite of cremation has been accorded. Shirley passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf surrounded by her family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity of your choice.
Shirley Ann Bailey was born June 6, 1947 in Davenport the daughter of John and Esther (Petersen) Bailey. She was a 1965 graduate of Assumption High School. Shirley had been employed in property control at Rock Island Integrated Services for the past 23 years.
She was an avid reader, gardener and knitter, and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her loving grandchildren.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheila (Mike) Daily, Bettendorf and Sarah (Brad) Nyenhuis, Davenport; grandchildren, Jennifer Collins, Jeffery Nipper, Jaide Nipper, Jordan Knox, Jared Daily, Jamissen Daily, Andrew Nyenhuis and Zachary Nyenhuis; siblings, Tom (Basita) Bailey, Ann Sabel, Paul (Denise) Bailey, Neil (Anita) Bailey, Bridget Delap, Don Bailey, Ruth (Ralph) Roesler, Jim (Diana) Bailey; her best friend Kathleen (Chuck) Miller, Davenport.
She was preceded her in death by her parents and sisters, Monica Bailey and Carol Arpy. May they rest in peace.