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Marion Ann Loffredo Shears

November 18, 1936 March 6, 2019
Marion Ann Loffredo Shears
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Obituary for Marion Ann Loffredo Shears

Marion Ann Loffredo Shears, 82, of Mullen, Neb. formerly of Elk Run Heights, died Wednesday, March 6 at Linden Court in North Platte, Neb.

She was born November 18, 1936 in Fort Collins, Colo., daughter of George Lewis and Geneva Margaret Maher Baker. She married James Loffredo July 4, 1953 in Evansdale. He died July 27, 2000. She married Vernon Shears February 16, 2006 in Cedar Falls.

Marion was a Registered Nurse with Covenant Medical Center for 27 years, retiring in 2001.

Survivors include her husband; four sons, Christopher Loffredo of Gering, Neb., Craig (Connie) Loffredo of Waterloo, Verlon (Mindy) Shears of Grand Island, Neb., and Marvin Shears of Oconto, Neb.; four daughters, Karen (Chuck) Storey, Kathie (John) Ohrt all of Waterloo, Kristin (Gary) Wenzel of Cedar Falls, and Vickie (Mike) McDermott of North Platte, Neb.; 25 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Barbara (Craig) Hope of Greeley, Colo. and Jean (Wayne) Orwig of Marion.

Preceded in death by a son, Clayton Loffredo; a daughter, Kara Noakes; two grandchildren, Noah Wenzel and Annie Ohrt; two great-grandsons, Dominic Ohrt and Isaac Loffredo; and a sister, Bonnie Joan Baker.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Cedar Falls, with burial in Alcock Cemetery, Frederika. Public visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway and for an hour before services at the church.

Memorials: To the family.

Marion’s greatest accomplishment was going back to school to receive her RN degree while maintaining her home and caring for her seven children. She loved her traveling, quilting, and her grandkids.

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4:00 PM 3/14/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/14/2019 7:00:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

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10:30 AM 3/15/2019 10:30:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

3006 Pleasant Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
3006 Pleasant Drive Cedar Falls 50613 IA
United States

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Alcock Cemetery Final Resting Place

Hwy 63
Fredricka, IA 50676

Hwy 63 Fredricka 50676 IA
United States

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