In loving memory of

Shirley Jane Guevara
October 28, 1959 - April 5, 2019

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Shirley Jane Guevara, 59, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2019, at her home.

Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Greenwood Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences:

Shirley was born on October 28, 1959 in Muscatine, the daughter of Phillip and Mary L. Foster Harris. She married Santiago Guevara on April 9, 1984, in Muscatine.

She loved cooking for her family and going on family vacations.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Santiago; one son, Jimmy Guevara and significant other, Savannah, of Iowa City; four daughters, Melinda Nava and husband, Samuel, of Idaho, Melissa Guevara of Nevada, Lori Guevara of Muscatine, and Carly Reyna of Muscatine; 16 grandchildren, Norma, Elianna, Adelita, Delilah, Nicole, Jenesa, Carlos, Heavenly, Harmony, Henesy, Hanaliyah, Justice, Nyelli, Anthony, Lexianna, and Mayson; one great granddaughter, Rosaline; her mother, Mary; several brothers and sisters; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father, Phillip.


Ann Hart wrote on May 2, 2019:

"I just heard about the loss of Shirley. I have known her for so many years through all her wonderful children and grandchildren coming to A Child's Place. She was a great mother and grandmother and I always enjoyed talking with her about them. I will miss that and I will miss her. God bless to all of you. Ann Hart "

Brian and Lori Wolfe wrote on Apr 8, 2019:

"Our thoughts and prayers to Jimmy and the entire family, Shirley always made a point to visit with us whenever we saw her."

Jim and Marla Niffen wrote on Apr 8, 2019:

"We will always remember Shirley for her kindness and smile. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time."

Kelly Best wrote on Apr 7, 2019:

"I used to work with Shirley at the Maid-Rite on Hershey Avenue. She was always so sweet and kind. I always think of her when I think of the Maid-Rite. Sending prayers and condolences to the family."

Lisa johnson wrote on Apr 7, 2019:

"Shirley and I worked together at culvers. She was a terrific mentor. My son dalton worked there in the summers and shirley was so kind n made home cookies all the time.she really was a great lady. One thing we all knew she loved her family n her grandbabies endlessly. Rip shirley my prayers go to her family"

Susan Cuello(Harris) wrote on Apr 6, 2019:

"I remember you guys and your mom from down by River Road years ago. So sorry to all of you. Thoughts and prayers. "

Pattie Globes Carter and Ray Krantz wrote on Apr 6, 2019:

"So very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. I have known her for a very long time. A sweet gentle person. Prayers and thoughts to her family. "

Tabitha Cardenas wrote on Apr 6, 2019:

"My heart is heavy. To the family I love you all. If there is anything you need please let us know."

Kevin and Sharon Davis wrote on Apr 6, 2019:

"So very sorry to hear of Shirley's passing. Our prayers go out to this wonderful family. So glad I got to talk to her at Joyce's funeral. May she rest in peace."