Michele Gaffney – Marion

Michele Gaffney, 59, of Marion, Iowa died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her home.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Winthrop, with Rev. David Beckman officiating.

Visitation:  4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Homes, Winthrop in Winthrop.

Inurnment: St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Winthrop, Iowa.

Condolences may be mailed to:  Tyler Sheeley, 165 28th Street Court, Marion, Iowa 52302.

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings and the recent surge in the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Michele Elizabeth Gaffney was born October 10, 1961 in Independence, Iowa, the daughter of Daniel Bernard & Sharon Josephine (Meacheak) Gaffney.  She graduated from Starmont High School in the class of 1980.  Michele continued her education at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls where she Earned a B.A. in Home Economics.  She moved to California where she worked in food products research and development.  Michele returned to Iowa and lived in Manchester and Marion and she worked for National Oats.  She had previously enjoyed coaching youth soccer in Manchester.  Michele enjoyed cooking and published her own cookbook.

Michele is survived by her 2 Sons: Zachary Sheeley of Oxnard, California and Tyler Sheeley (Nicole Deutmeyer) of Marion; Granddaughter:  Madi Sheeley; Father: Daniel Gaffney of Lamont; 3 Siblings:  Paul (Ann) Gaffney of Ames, Sherryl (Ellis) Gaffney-Paige of Marion & Pat Gaffney of Waukee and Nieces & Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, mother on January 10, 2008 and a brother: David Gaffney.

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