Thelma Irene Shy, 90, died July 21, 2022 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield, Iowa. She was born 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, 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, 8 great-grandchildren.
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