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Sharol Kae "KATY" Stuart

October 22, 1944 January 11, 2020
Sharol Kae "KATY" Stuart
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Obituary – Sharol Kae “Katy” Stuart

Sharol Kae Stuart, age 75, of Davis City, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey Darrell and Geneva Lillian (Richards) Shoemaker, was born October 22, 1944, in Leon, Iowa. She died at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Katy, as she was known, grew up in Davis City and graduated from Central Decatur High School. She worked at the State of Iowa Capital after her marriage to Jerry Wayne McDaniel in May of 1964. They were blessed with three children, Teri, Jo, and Jerry, Jr. “Jay”. Over the years she worked at Hyde Manufacturing and J.C. Penney, both in Leon, Iowa and then in Lamoni, Iowa at Lamoni Utilities and Industrial Hardfacing, where she was office manager for many years. On April 30, 1989, Katy was united in marriage to Charles William “Bill” Stuart at their current home outside of Davis City.

In 1999, Katy received a lung transplant at the University of Minnesota. She was the longest living transplant patient that hospital ever had.

In her free time Katy enjoyed reading romance novels, painting art projects, fishing, and shopping.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Martha Ward and Virginia Hime; two year-old great grandson, Michael Dohrn, Jr., sister-in-law, Edith “Edie” Shoemaker; and brother-in-law, Marcus Craig. Survivors include her husband, Bill Stuart of Davis City, Iowa; children, Teri Rumley and husband, Larry of Stuart, Iowa, Jo McDaniel and husband, Kurt Green of Lamoni, Iowa, and Jay McDaniel; grandchildren, Gary D. Rumley and Larry L. Rumley, Jr. of Stuart, Iowa, Jessica Dohrn of Osceola, Iowa, and Heather Armstrong of Des Moines, Iowa; great grandchildren, Karli and Bo Rumley, Lorenzo Austin III and Kurious Austin, and Wyatt Rumley; siblings, sister Yvonne Craig, brother Darrell and wife Norma Shoemaker, sister Janet and husband Dwane Harrelson, and brother Rick and wife Deb Shoemaker; brothers-in-law, Clayton Ward and Roger Hime; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends.

Memorial services will be held at the Slade – O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon, Iowa at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020, with Rev. Terry D. Roberts officiating. Burial will be in the Davis City Cemetery at a later date.

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10:00 AM 2/1/2020 10:00:00 AM
Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home

103 NE Mill Street
Leon, IA 50144

Memorial Service

Slade - O'Donnell Funeral Home
103 NE Mill Street Leon 50144 IA
United States

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Davis City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Davis City, IA

Davis City IA
United States

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