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OBIT: Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City

This news story was published on March 29, 2020.
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Maryan Shipley, 79, of Charles City, passed away Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City.

A private service will be held at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home with Erik Hoefer from Messiah Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will take place at Sunnyhill Cemetery in Grimes, Iowa.

Maryan Hazel Shipley, the daughter of Lonnie and Ruth (Parker) Shipley, was born on March 16, 1941 in Grimes, Iowa. She graduated from Grimes High School and from Wartburg College in Waverly. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Grimes.
Maryan taught for 31 years at Nashua Elementary School and loved all of her students. She had a strong faith and loved saying the Lord’s Prayer, and despite her struggle to communicate, she was able to recite the Lord’s Prayer clearly word for word. She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, past president of Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church at Messiah Lutheran Church, I.S.E.A., NEA, and Ruth Circle. She enjoyed attending all ball games, track and field, and cross country events. She loved going out to the farm, especially to watch the cows. She also enjoyed reading and cross stitching.
Living family members include her sister-in-law, Shirley Shipley of Grimes; niece, Leann (Steve) Reiste; great niece and nephew, Laura and Jared; and close friends: Elaine Poppinga, Becky Becker, Malayne Meyer, Sarah Mitchell, Jerry Mitchell, Tim Mitchell; and “adopted families” from Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Texas, and Nebraska.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, LeRoy Shipley.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to be used towards the rebuilding of the 4-H building at the Floyd County Fairgrounds, or directed to Messiah Lutheran Church.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at

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