Eleanor Shirley Freed
April 12, 1927 - September 8, 2021
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Eleanor Shirley Marvin Freed died on the morning of September 8, 2021. She was 94 years old. Shirley was born in Ames, Iowa, April 12, 1927, to Kenneth R. Marvin and Eleanor Morning Marvin. After high school in Ames, Shirley attended Monticello College where she began her study of pottery, going on to graduate from…

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Paulette Schwartzel left a message on September 13, 2021:
Shirley was a treasure. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet her at University Place. She was a great, patient, teacher and role model May she rest in peace. Paulette Schwartzel
Scott Frankenberger left a message on September 12, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was such a reliable presence in the pottery community. Kind of started it all early on, at Purdue and the Art Museum. Teacher, maker, advisor, donator, patient with students, and leader of enjoyable tours. And with a low key wicked sense of humor. She will be missed.
Bob & Lyn Watson left a message on September 11, 2021:
We are so sorry for the loss of your precious mom. We got to know her at UP as she cared for her hubby and our mom was caring for her’s.(Jack and Dorothy Watson) We got to know her well and had her join us for dinners at our house, She always had interesting stories, and was compassionate and concerned for Dorothy as she failed in her health. We’ll grateful to have known her and will never forget her.♥️
Jeff Boswell left a message on September 11, 2021:
I was saddened to learn of Shirley's passing. I enjoyed many years sharing the pottery studio with her and learning from her. She was a stalwart in the pottery community and leaves an admirable history and many dedicated friends. Condolences to you the family.
Marianne Eagan left a message on September 11, 2021:
I admired your gentle nature, your talent, your devotion to helping others. I miss our coffee mornings. Rest in Peace dear Shirley.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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