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Thelma Irene Shy
Thelma Irene Shy, 90, died July 21, 2022, at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa.
She was born on October 4, 1931, to Guy Albert and May Irene Malott Reinier in Ollie, Iowa. She graduated from Ollie High School in 1947. On August 25, 1948, she married Donald Keith Shy at the Delta Christian Church in Delta and they were married 69 years. They lived and farmed near Ollie. She was a homemaker and farmwife, she loved to keep a meticulous yard and care for her flowers. Thelma was a dedicated grandmother she loved her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a volunteer as a popcorn reader at Pekin Elementary for many years
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald, on November 27, 2016; infant daughter, Sharon Shy; son, Ronnie Shy; and siblings, Leland Reinier, Evelyn Dugger and Mary Lee Beach.
She is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Kenneth) Sobaski of Ollie, Melinda (Justin) Freeman-Palmer of Fairhope, Alabama; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements by the Holm Funeral Home, Sigourney.
Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 26, at the Holm Funeral Home in Sigourney. Visitation: two hours before service time.