In loving memory of

Shirley Hiatt
August 20, 1937 - December 30, 2022

Shirley Mae Hiatt (formerly Myers) of Nevada, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home on December 30, 2022.

Services for Shirley will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made at

Shirley was the mother of three and the central strength of her family. She is survived by her oldest daughter, Diana Stensland, and her second child, Lori Pfantz, while preceded in death by her son Donald Desher II. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Desher in 1965 and beloved husband of 50+ years, Larry Hiatt, on Thanksgiving night of 2021.

She was known as Shirley, Squaw, Ma, Mom, and Grandma Great by her family. She loved road trips and travel, reading, attending her great-grandkid's sporting events, and rising early for coffee to enjoy the day, but nothing more than her family. She adored her 11 grandkids, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in McCallsburg, Iowa, and will be greatly missed, though we are happy we will rejoin her and Larry in heaven someday.

Condolences and memories of Shirley may be shared with her family.


Roxanne Freel wrote on Dec 31, 2022:

"I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley. May she rest in peace. "

Ann Atkinson wrote on Dec 31, 2022:

"When growing up in Nevada Shirley always welcome me into her home. I stayed many nights there with my best friend Diana. Later in years when I saw her she always remembered me and we would chat. My condolences to her family. "

Kim Desher wrote on Dec 30, 2022:

"I forgot to add I remember when I came to Nevada to stay with you guys and your mom would laugh and give me a hard time. Part of the family. Kim"

Kim Desher wrote on Dec 30, 2022:

"Diane and Lori I am sorry to hear about Aunt Shirley. My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you. Love, Kim"