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Shirley Hosier

Shirley Hosier, age 92, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Azria Healthcare Center in Central City.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 A.M., Monday, February 24th at the Aurora United Methodist Church, 1104 A St. Rev. Michelle Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairbury Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Shirley Ann Jones Hosier passed away on February 14, 2020, in Central City, Nebraska, following a fairly long illness. She is survived by her son, Forrest Kent Hosier, her daughter-in-law, Paula, her grandson, Forrest William Hosier, all of Oregon, and her daughter Lori Ann Hosier of Aurora, Nebraska. She is pre-deceased by her son, Terry Dell Hosier, her husband, Forrest Roland Hosier, her parents, Gordon Jones and Mary Lyda Bullamore, three sisters, Mary Margaret Frazier, Marilynn Carpenter and Judy O’Dell. She also leaves behind a brother, Gordon Dean Jones of California and his wife, Mary Ann as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Shirley was born in Fairbury, Nebraska, on July 16, 1927 and graduated from high school there. She had lived with her mother and siblings in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a young girl and later with her grandparents, Edward H. and Ann Jones on their farm in Fairbury, Nebraska. Soon after graduating from high school, she married Forrest Hosier (Forrie) and they lived in a number of towns where he was a newspaperman. When they lived in Broken Bow, Nebraska, she ran a nursery school in their home. After moving to Aurora in l966, she worked at Penneys in both Grand Island and York. At one time she and Forrie owned, and she managed, Hosiers Department Store in Aurora. Later she learned the art of framing and had her own frame shop where she created works of art with her framing. Shirley was a master quilter creating beautiful quilts, many of which she hand-quilted. She was a member of the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild in Aurora as well as a member of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild. She was a charter member of The Village Square store in Aurora. Shirley was hard working and a loyal friend with a fine sense of humor. She will be missed by those left behind.

Shirley was a loyal member of the Aurora United Methodist Church in Aurora.

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