|John Benedict Shea|
|Born||3 March 1896|
|Died||12 June 1979|
|Father||William S. Shea|
|Mother||Gertrude Cornelius Fritz|
John and Muriel had one child:
- Patricia Alice Shea (3.8.3a.1)
John and Valerie had no children.
John B. Shea, 83, of 2732 N. Court died at 2 a.m. to day, June 12, in Ottumwa Manor. He was born March 3, 1896, in Blakesburg to William and Gertrude Fritz Shea. He was a retired farmer and cattleman. He lived in Ottumwa for 14 years. He was a former Blakesburg resident. He was associated with Purebred Hereford Cattle Association. He was a member of Elk Lodge 347 in Ottumwa and Ottumwa Country Club. He married Valerie Hoeven Dec. 18, 1965, in Moline, Ill. Survivors: his wife; a daughter Patricia Erland of Ottumwa; and two grandsons. Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jay Funeral Home with Father Hugh McGinley of St. Joseph Hospital officiating. Burial: Blakesburg Cemetery. Christian wake service: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jay Funeral Home.
Services for John B. Shea, 83, of 2732 N. Court, who died June 12, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Jay Funeral Home. Burial: Blakesburg Cemetery. Christian wake service 7:30 p.m. today at Jay Funeral Home. Pallbearers: John and Eric Erland, Bob Roth, Bob Johnson, Glenn James and Fred Huber.
The two grandsons are Patricia's sons, Erin and John.