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Kay Shankland
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Kay Ann Shankland, 79, of Anamosa, died Saturday, April 15, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
Friends and relatives may gather at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life service will be held after Mass at the Lawrence Center in Anamosa. Burial will be in Castle Grove Cemetery at a later date. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott Boone.
Kay was born Dec. 24, 1937, at home in Cascade, Iowa, the daughter of Joe and Marie (Welter) Hosch. She married Lyle Shankland on Sept. 12, 1959, in Castle Grove, Iowa. Kay attended Sacred Heart schools in Monticello. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Morley Women's Club and Paint N' Pallet. She was an avid cook, painter, bird watcher, gardener and thrift store shopper.
Survivors include her children, Cynthia (fiance, Don Clark) Rutan, Catherine Brown and Chris (Lois) Shankland; grandchildren, Alan (Heather) Rutan, Michael (Rachael) Rutan, Kevin Rutan, Kasey (Sarah) Brown, Jesse Brown, Danaisa Brown, Brooke Shankland, Chelsea Shankland and Michael Rutan Jr.; siblings, Connie (Lance) Booth, Terry (Diane) Hosch, Sheila (Chuck) McGuire and Kenneth (Ethel) Hosch; and brother-in-law, Alvin (Marge) Shankland.
Kay's children would like to leave a special thank- you to their Mom and Dad.
Thank you to our Mom and Dad for being the best parents ever! You will be missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Lyle Shankland.
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Posted on Thursday, 20 April 2017