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John Benedict Shea
Born 3 March 1896
Blakesburg, Iowa
Died 12 June 1979
Ottumwa, Iowa
Buried Blakesburg Cemetery
Father William S. Shea
Mother Gertrude Cornelius Fritz
John Benedict Shea was born in Blakesburg, Iowa on 3 March 1896, to William S. and Gertrude Cornelius Fritz Shea. He died in Ottumwa, Iowa on 12 June 1979. He was buried in the Blakesburg Cemetery in Blakesburg, Iowa.


John and Muriel had one child:

  1. 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.