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Kay Ann Hosch Shankland
December 24, 1937 – April 15, 2017
Kay Ann Shankland, 79, of Anamosa, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City.
Friends and relatives gathered at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Anamosa where a Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. A Celebration of Life Service was held after mass at the Lawrence Center in Anamosa. Burial will be held in Castle Grove Cemetery at a later date. Rev. Scott Boone officiated.
Kay was born on December 24, 1937, at home in Cascade, the daughter of Joe and Marie (Welter) Hosch. She married Lyle Shankland on September 12, 1959, in Castle Grove. Kay attended Sacred Heart schools in Monticello. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, the Morley Women’s Club and Paint N Palette. 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 (Rachale) 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.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 27 April 2017


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