"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Upated May 18, 2023

Shirley (Barton) Meyer

February 3, 1934—April 8, 2023



Shirley A. Meyer 89 of Elkhorn, Nebraska passed away Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Brookestone Meadows in Elkhorn. She was born February 3, 1934 in Herman, NE to Floyd H. and Maxine L (Sims) Barton.

Shirley grew up in Arlington, NE and graduated from the Nebraska School for the Deaf. She lived in Arlington, Fremont and Elkhorn since 1999.

She married Delbert C. Meyer on May 19, 1957 at Blair, NE. Delbert passed away November 22, 1988.

Shirley was a member of the Fremont Alliance Church, Nebraska association of the Deaf, Omaha Association of the deaf and was named the 2013 Volunteer of the Year. She worked at French’s Eggs in Elkhorn for many years.

She is urvived by her daughter, Cheryl (Wayne) Knoell of Omaha; son, Charlie (Val) Meyer of Lincoln; sister-in-law, Evelyn Hall of Ohio; 5 grandchildren and their 10 great-grandchildren, Jamie (Ryan) Von Sossan, “Cole & Lou”, Amber (Pete) Fencl, “Isabella, Brody and Maxine”, Brian Meyer, Mackenzie (Justin) Farr, “Jackson, Jansen and Royce”, and Jared (Jill) Knoell, “Grayson and Madison”.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Delbert and son, Mark Meyer.

Memorial Service will be 10:30 am, Friday April 14, 2023 at Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington. Rev. Scott Jensen will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 pm, Thursday also at Reckmeyer-Moser FH, in Arlington.

Private Interment will be at the Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to the family for a fund yet to be established.

Online condolences may be left at

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, 232 W. Eagle St. Arlington, NE 68005 402-478-4151.