March 5, 1921 – August 21, 2013
Ella “Marie” Sheil, 92, passed away Wednesday August 21, 2013 in Vacaville, CA after a brief illness. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd. with a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 29 at Chapel Hill Gardens.
Marie was born March 5, 1921 in Burley, Idaho to Burton and Mattie Collar. She graduated from East High School in Kansas City, MO., in 1938.
Marie and Marion “Jack” Sheil were united in marriage on November 29, 1941. They made their homes in Kansas City, Urbandale, and Atlantic, before settling in Des Moines in 1977. She retired from the Meredith Corporation in 1993. Marie was active with the Bishop Drumm Guild, and was recognized for her many hours of volunteer service at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.
She is survived by daughters, Mickey Wright of Portsmouth, VA, Deana Carfrae (Bob) of West Des Moines, Susan Stevens (Dwayne) of Rio Vista, CA; son Dennis Sheil (Laura) of Fairfield, CA; grandchildren Kellie Odom, of Omaha, NE., Erin Gossage (Terry), of Portsmouth, VA, Scott Carfrae, Kelly Aasmundstad (Paul), Jennifer Mann, Alex Carfrae (Tara), and Ben Carfrae, all of the Des Moines area; Chuck Rhiner, of Albert Lea, MN and Christopher Sheil of Fairfield, CA, and numerous great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Jack, sister, Lucille Lewis, grandsons, Brian and Patrick Boudewyns, and son-in-law, Stanley Wright.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net