Mary K Shinstine

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Mary Katherine Shinstine, 83 passed away at New Hampton Nursing & Rehab, May 9, 2022. Per Mary’s request she will be cremated-no public visitation or funeral services. Mary was born January 12, 1939 to Ralph and Alberta (Schaub) Shinstine. She attended grade school in Fredericksburg until her family moved to New Hampton where she graduated from New Hampton High School in 1957. Mary did lots of babysitting during high school, mainly for the Ray & Rosemary Huffman children. After high school Mary went to work at Oliver Corporation in Charles City, later known as White Farm Equipment, in the office until plant closed in 1993. Mary lived with her mother until 1995. Mary loved attending craft shows, garage sales, Davis Rally, Tim’s Polka Band, Dairy Days, flea markets, etc. until breaking her femur and spent recovery at Bartels in Waverly. Her sister Sharon stayed with her until Mary was able to be by herself. All went well for her until Thanksgiving 2019 when she entered New Hampton Nursing Home. Mary is survived by her sister, Sharon Babcock of Frederika, niece Brenda (Neil) Whitney and their son Joseph “Joey” Thomas of Frederika and nephew Thomas “Tommy” Babcock, his daughter Charlee Rae and son Stone Davas of Waterloo. She will also be missed by Toni Babcock of Cedar Falls and many cousins. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Ralph Shinstine when Mary was a senior in 1957, Alberta in 1995, brother Ralph Jr. in 1959 in a car accident, brother-in-law Thomas Babcock in 2008 and many aunts and uncles. Condolences can be sent to Box 85, Frederika, IA 50631

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  1. We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ Conway-Markham Funeral Home – New Hampton

  2. Loved visiting her when she was holding her garage sales during the motorcyle rally. Our love and prayers go out to all of you.

  3. Our sympathy to Sharon and family. Thinking of you at this time of loss. Sincerely, Louise and Donn Harris

  4. Still remember when Mary would have her garage sales and she would always give me a free doll. (Still have a few of them!!!)

  5. My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family of Mary, know during your difficult time of Loss that Prayers and Thoughts are with you! Lyn Bailey

  6. Sharon and Family: You have my sympathy in the passing of your sister, Mary. I remember her love of crafts and collectibles and stories to tell!

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