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Dorothy C. Shay
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Obituary for Dorothy C. Shay

Dorothy C. Shay, 98, died peacefully Monday, June 26th surrounded by her family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM, Friday, June 30th at the Newman Center with Father Steven Witt officiating, Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Newman Center.

Dorothy was born December 4, 1918 in Iowa City, the daughter of Albert and Carrie Scheetz Campion. She was a graduate of the Irish Business College. On February 11, 1942 Dorothy married LaVerne “Squeek” Shay.

Dorothy and Squeek established Shay Electric in the late 1950’s. She enjoyed playing cards, crossword puzzles and bingo. Most important to Dorothy was her family.

Dorothy is survived by her four daughters, Linda Shay of Cedar Rapids, Karen (Tom) Holmes of Joelton, TN, Patty (Wayne) Frantz and Mary Ellen (Tom) Hein, both of Iowa City; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; Sara (Nate) Sundblad and their children, Conley, Shay and Collins; Meagan (Tim) McClimon and their children, Tayva, Grayson and Piper; Jill (Jesse) Donnenwerth and their children, Claire and Emily; Jamie (Stuart) Baxter and their son, Graeme; Kenzie Hein and Andrew Hein; brother-in-law, Bill Shay and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother and sister.

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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240





10:00 AM
Newman Catholic Student Center

104 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245


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