Shirley Madren Gardner, of Punta Gorda, Fla. died on March 23, 2018 at her home. She was born April 6, 1938 to Robert and Rowene (Lindsay) Madren in Perry.


Shirley graduated from Perry High School in 1956. She lived a full life, living her first 20 years in Perry, then 20 years in California, followed by 20 years in Washington State and she lived her last 20 years in Florida.


Survivors include her husband, Mike Gardner, her son, Jeff (Dru) Gossett, and her daughters, Jennifer (Chris) Zumek, Tonya (James) Van Eyk and Tersa Gardner (Rick) Forward and eight grandchildren; siblings Linda (Allen) Jensen and Jerry (Judy) Madren and many relatives and friends.


Gravesite rites at Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry will be held at a later date.