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Earl “Butch” Shady
July 30, 1948 – October 20, 2017
Earl A. “Butch” Shady, 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday morning, October 20, 2017, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
A celebration of Earl’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 26, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 25, at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Monmouth, Iowa Cemetery with military honors.
Earl Arthur Shady was born July 30, 1948, in Maquoketa, Iowa to J. Neville and Helen A. (Johnson) Shady. He attended Monmouth schools and graduated from Midland High School. He then farmed for a year prior to being drafted. He served in the U. S. Army receiving an honorable discharge. He married Patty Westphal. They later divorced and he married Debi Todhunter. Three sons were born to this union. They later divorced. He then married Kathy Gray in 1982 in Maquoketa.
“Butch” was a family-oriented man who always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell. He would help anyone who needed help. He loved horses and enjoyed raising them, often giving them away. He was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan and liked to build things. He was known to tear down old barns and then rebuild them. He will be dearly missed by family and friends.
Those left to honor Earl’s memory include his wife, Kathy Shady of Maquoketa; children, Lohnne Shady of Charleston, South Carolina, Lance (Misty) Shady of Chillicothe, Missouri, Luke (Chrissie) Shady of Ely, Nevada, Joshua (Tara) Shady of Boone, Iowa, and Jennifer Vorbeck Moore of Iowa City, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Audra) Shady of Zwingle, Iowa, and Theodore “Ted” Shady of Maquoketa; sister Elaine Watters of New Orleans, Louisiana; sister-in-law Georgia Shady of Maquoketa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, brothers James and Jesse Shady, and sisters-in-law Genevieve Shady and Joan Shady.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, 25 October 2017

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