In loving memory of

Shelby Jean Wolf
October 9, 1937 - January 9, 2022

Shelby Jean Wolf, age 84 of Colfax, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Courtyard Estates in Pleasant Hill. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 10:00 am at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm also at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Lester and Evelyn (McGrew) Kanke, Shelby was born on October 9, 1937 in Lancaster Township, near Sigourney, Iowa. She graduated from Sigourney High School in 1955. On June 30, 1956, she was united in marriage to Daryl Roger Wolf in Lancaster, Missouri. Shelby worked as a certified medical aide at Clearview Manor in Prairie City for 30 years and Skiff Medical Center for 10 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona and in recent years attended the Howard Street Christian Church. She enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Tornado Twirlers square dance club.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband of over 65 years, Daryl; her children, Dan (Darlene) Wolf, Dave (Kathy) Wolf, Craig (Cathy) Wolf and Jill (Paul) Schultz; ten grandchildren, Michael, Dani, Makenna (Zach), Taylor, Alex, Madison, Kennedy, Carter, MacGwire and Callahan; six great grandchildren and her brother, Charles Kanke. Preceding her in death were her parents.


Sandy Murphy wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"So sorry for your "

Christy Daft Damon wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"We were so very saddened to hear the loss of Shelby. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time and wishing you comfort and peace in the days ahead."

Pat Adams wrote on Jan 11, 2022:

"Daryl and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you lived on Cherry Street and I started babysitting. She was so sweet to me. You were both so good mom. We really appreciated it.God bless you all with peace."

Patricia and Henry Brown wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"So sorry about your loss. May god bless you all. "

Don Lester wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Daryl, Danny, Dave, Craig, Jill, and family, You have my deepest sympathy in the passing of Shelby. She was the nicest lady and such a good person. She so loved her family and was so proud of each of you. Have so many great memories of our families being together. May your many happy memories with Shelby help you through the times ahead. Don Lester"

Barbara Rozenboom wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Shelby worked for my grandparents at Clearview Manor and our paths crossed again when we both worked at Skiff. Shelby was a lovely person and a kind, compassionate caregiver."

Brian Wilson wrote on Jan 10, 2022:

"Craig: sorry for your loss. Your mom was always very nice to me when I?d come to your house to visit. Brian Wilson "