COLUMBUS CITY, Iowa - Shelby Jo Fankhauser, 54, of Columbus City died Thursday July 1, 2010, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Memorial may be made to Iowa City Hospice.
Mrs. Fankhauser was born March 13, 1956, in Muscatine, the daughter of John and Bonnie (Murry) Wheeler.
She attended school in Columbus Junction.
She was a life partner with Jerry Cupps.
She grew up in Conesville and lived most of her life in Iowa City and Conesville and later in Columbus City. She worked at IAC formerly Sheller Globe in Iowa City.
She enjoyed her family and taking care of her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Lane and husband, Jeremy of Muscatine; daughter, Christy Fankhauser and friend, Erik Salek of Muscatine; a daughter, Cameron Conaway of Conesville; a daughter, Andi Cupps of Columbus City; a son, Joshua Fankhauser and friend, Rose Malone of Muscatine; son, Jesus Prosper and friend, Danielle Wellington of Columbus City; 12 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; life partner, Jerry Cupps of Columbus City; mother, Bonnie Wheeler of Columbus Junction; brother, David Wheeler and wife, Mary of Casper, Wyo.; brother, Edward Wheeler and wife, Linda of Rockwell City; sister, Lorris Mathias and husband, Charles of Muscatine; sister, Shayla Swailes and husband, Henry of Columbus Junction; brother, Murry Wheeler of Columbus Junction; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, John Wheeler; grandson, Clinton Fankhauser and a sister-in-law, Jackie Cupps.