Memorial for Shirley Ostrander
Service information has not yet been posted.
Shirley Anita (King) Ostrander 91, went home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, July 31st 2018. Shirley was born March 13th 1927 in Hyattville, Wyoming to Lee and Elsie King.
Shirley grew up in Ashby, NE and after high school graduation attended Chadron teachers college in Chadron, NE.
In 1945 she married her one and only true love Robert S. Ostrander of Gordon, NE. After ranching for a few years they moved to Omaha where Robert attended Omaha Bible Institute and became a pastor. Shirley became a pastor’s wife, homemaker and part time teacher. They lived in several states over the years and retired in Kentucky for 20 years before moving back to the Midwest to be closer to family. Shirley loved to read, go for walks and spend time with her family. Shirley was loved by all who knew her. She was not only a beautiful elegant lady on the outside but her gentle loving spirit was evident to all. Life wasn’t always easy but she never complained! She was a special, wonderful mother and grandmother and a dear friend to many. Her main love was her family, only exceeded by her love for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She had the gift of hospitality, opening her home to lots of people over the years and cooking and baking mountains of food. Shirley also loved to dance, (when she got the opportunity) and to be part of whatever was going on. Little babies were always a soft spot for her and she loved to hold them.
Shirley is survived by her children Joan (John) Babyar, Eileen Powell, Stan (Nancy), Al (Marion), daughter-in-law Joan Ostrander, 14 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren & many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, son Lester, son-in-law Robert Powell, siblings Kenneth King, Jamie King, Elsie Jackson, Sophi Anderson, Virgil King, Eugene King, Myrtle Blaylock, Phyllis Hamilton, & Thelma Kennedy.
The family is planning a private memorial at a later date.