In Memory of Jo Shryock

Jo Shryock
Jo Shryock
Born: May 11, 1937
Died: April 12, 2016
Age: 78
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Jo Shryock
May 11, 1937 - April 12, 2016
From: Urbandale, IA

Jo Shryock, age 78, of Urbandale, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Kavanagh House Hospice in Des Moines. 

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Russ Burnett officiating.  Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to services.  Burial will follow in Ashton Cemetery, rural Mingo, Iowa. 

Born May 11, 1937, in Colo, Iowa, Jo Anne Shryock was the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Skinner) Dodd.  She grew up in the Nevada area and graduated from Nevada High School. 

On November 6, 1954, Jo was united in marriage to Norman Shryock at the Epworth United Methodist Church in Nevada.  The couple lived in Des Moines until 1969, then made their home in Bondurant.  They were blessed with four children:  LuAnne, Linda, Mark, and LuCinda.  

In 1995, Jo moved to Urbandale and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Des Moines.  She loved gardening, flowers, crocheting, music, dancing, and spending time with her family.  

Survivors include her children and their families, LuAnne (Randy) Howell of Castle Rock, CO and sons Rory and Brandon, Linda (Roger) Fiderlick of Ankeny and son Joshua Frakes, Mark (Patty) Shryock of Grimes and sons Jerid, Isaac, and Zane, and LuCinda (Brian) Miller of Highlands Ranch, CO and children Alyssa and Luke; and five great-grandchildren, Sierra and Saige Howell, Maya and Jasmine Frakes, and Parker Shryock.  Jo is also survived by a special friend, Sam Callahan of Altoona; as well as other extended family members and a host of friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Donald Dodd and Derald Dodd; and two sisters, Zola Whitaker, and Naomi “Gene” Court. 

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Jo and her family.


Friday, April 15, 2016 at 11:26 AM
“I am very sad to hear of Jo's passing. She was a kind person and it was always a pleasure to chat with her when I would visit with my Uncle Sam. She will be greatly missed but will live on in many hearts.”
- Brenda Iniama
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:11 AM
“To Joanne's family. All the members of Joanne's high school graduating class extend our sincerest sympathies to all of you on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother or Great Grandmother and to Sam as well.

She was a proud member of our band of friends, always interested in the latest happenings of the group and we so enjoyed her company when she was able to attend class reunions.

Hold those precious memories of her close to your hearts forever. She was a special lady and we join you in mourning her passing.”
- Nevada's Class of 1955
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:11 AM
“My memories of Jo from High School are fond. I hope that she has found eternal reat”
- Larry Ball
Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:11 AM
“Sorry to hear of Jo,s passing. She will be missed by many. May she rest in Gods hands. Dan Valline. Class of 55”
- Dan Valline
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11:00 a.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Russ Burnett


One hour prior to services
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, Iowa


Ashton Cemetery
Rural Mingo, Iowa