Marjorie LaVurn Sheary, 93, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018 at Fountain West Care Center in
West Des Moines.
LaVurn was born November 25, 1925 in Butte, MT to Charles Claude and Molly (Slaten) Blanchard living most of her early years in Dallas County, IA. She graduated from Adel High School in 1944 and taught school for 2 years in a one-room schoolhouse in Dallas County before marrying Howard E. Sheary on October 22, 1945. LaVurn loved being a wife and homemaker and enjoyed sharing her childhood stories and famous recipes to the delight of her children and grandchildren. LaVurn and Howard co-managed Ingersoll Towers Apartments for 20 years, before retiring in 2007.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Howard E. Sheary of West Des Moines; daughters Connie Norton (Dennis) of Bedford, Iowa; and Christy Jay (Don) of Adel, Iowa; her siblings Charles C. Blanchard of West Des Moines and Joy Fedson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters and one brother.
A private family service will be held for her at a later date.
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