SHERYOL LEE SHIELDS

Sheryol Lee, second child born to Kenneth Leo and Juanita Natalie Whisler Shields, came into this world December 17, 1943, at the hospital in Creston, IA. She entered her eternal rest on October 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family and pets. In 1948, the family moved southeast of Mount Ayr and Sheryol began attending classes at the Poe #8 country school. She continued in the Mount Ayr school system and graduated with the class of 1962.
On June 15, 1962, Sheryol became the bride of Roscoe Charles Rush in the RLDS Church in Mount Ayr. To this union was born two children Natalie Lynnette (1967), and Kenneth Loren (1969). Sheryol’s talents were vast from a college student, to a decorated manager over-seeing nine departments for JC Penney, before finishing her career at Allied Insurance. She will always be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, community volunteer, and friend who was always there.
Sheryol entered the volunteer hours program through Allied where she was recognized for collecting coats and mittens for inner city children. She was also recognized as the soccer mom for Soccer South where she was photographed and pictured in the Des Moines Register with the caption “Kick’em in the gr-ass.” She enjoyed traveling as well, whether it be with all her grandkids or just with her pilot and husband Roscoe. During vacations with her grandkids she was most happy when all were out and enjoying life by her side.
She jumped in to help whenever she saw a need. Good with older people, Sheryol delivered food, took them to the grocery store, to doctor appointments, and to visit friends and relatives. Sheryol hosted a surprise 80th birthday party for her neighbor Harriet at her church.
Sheryol was recently baptized by her brother Ed Shields before she became ill. Those left to cherish her memory are husband, R.C. Rush, daughter, Natalie (Barry) Phelps, son, Ken (Chris) Rush, grandchildren, Justin Phelps, Nicholas Phelps, Zachary (Karisa) Phelps, and Caleb Rush, sister-in-law, JoKaye Shields, brother, Ed (Kathy) Shields, nieces, Roni “Cricket” Waske, Erika (Ryan) Welch, Emily (Richard) Shelley, and nephews, Rodney (Stacey) Shields, Roger “Pete” (Amy) Shields, many great nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
A visitation will be held at the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr on Thursday, November 1, 2018, from 6 -8 p.m. A funeral service will take place on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the church at 10:30 a.m. Burial will take place at a later date.

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