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Mary Shakespeare


Mary G. Shakespeare, 78, passed away Monday, May
21, 2018, with family members at her side. Mary was born April 28, 1940, to Francis Ditch and Mary Snobl Ditch. She grew up on a farm in Bertram, Iowa.
Mary had five brothers, Arnold, Stanley, Delbert, Larry and Leonard. On Oct. 1, 1960, she married David Joseph Shakespeare. They raised five children on a hobby farm in Toddville: Bryan of Palo, Bruce of Center Point, Gary (Patrice) of Keystone, Teresa (Jim) of Newhall and Tammy of Cedar Rapids.
Mary worked at Collins Radio and drove a bus for Center Point and Alburnett schools. Mary enjoyed gardening, gambling, Iowa sports and the Chicago Cubs.
Mary leaves behind seven grandsons and granddaughters, one stepgrandson, 13 great-grandkids and one stepgreat-granddaughter. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Arnold and Leonard.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date by her children.