Shirley H. Deitz, 76, Carthage, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
Shirley H. Wardlow was born Dec. 2, 1936 in Barton County, Mo, the daughter of Hubert Vern Wardlow and Gertrude Mae Salt Wardlow. She attended Carthage Public Schools and was a 1954 graduate of Carthage Senior High School. She attended Pittsburg State University for one year. She married James Allen Deitz on May 6, 1956 in Carthage; he survives. Shirley worked at Central National Bank, Carthage, Carthage Water and Electric, Century 21, Homefolk and Charles Burt Real Estate companies. She and her husband, Jim, owned and operated Deitz’s Electronics and Service till their retirement.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Amy Lynn Smith, Joplin and a son, Matthew Allen Deitz, New Orleans, LA.; one sister, Flora Wardlow Hardesty, Palm Desert, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hubert and Gertrude Wardlow.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the Fairview Christian Church, Carthage. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. Minister John Mouton will officiate. Inurnment will be in Fullerton Cemetery, Carthage, Mo. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Gideon’s International. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary, Carthage, Mo.