Shirley Ann Underwood Hunter, 81, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of New London, died Tuesday, May 23, 2023 in the Emergency Department at Henry County Health Center. She was born May 31, 1941 to John and Edith M. Underwood. She was a 1958 graduate of Denmark High School. On May 21, 1960 she married Gary Hunter in New London. He died December 2, 2013.
Shirley worked at Pleasant Manor Care Center and was a homemaker. She enjoyed making quilts, doing embroidery and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two daughters, Sherry (Jerry) Teberg of Mt. Pleasant and Melissa Wiggins of Brighton; son, John Hunter of Iowa City; grandchildren, Tanner Waterhouse and Nicole Hunter-Wiggins; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Annalise Waterhouse; brothers, Charles (Peggy) Underwood and Dick (Vicki) Underwood of Ft. Madison; sisters, Nancy Underwood of Ft. Madison and Bonnie (Mike) White of Missouri; and sister-in-law Donna Overlin of Olds. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother Roger Underwood, son-in-law Nevelle Wiggins, and brother-in-law Ken Overlin.
According to her wishes, her body has been cremated. A graveside service for Shirley will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 (Shirley’s birthday) at Burge Cemetery, New London. Inurnment for Shirley and her beloved husband Gary will immediately follow the service. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.elliottfuneralchapel.com.