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Sheryl Jean Bobst

September 15, 1921 January 14, 2016
Sheryl Jean Bobst
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Obituary for Sheryl Jean Bobst

Sheryl Bobst, 94, of Earlham passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at HCI-Bright Kavanagh Hospice in Des Moines. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, January 19th at the Johnson Family Funeral Home in Earlham. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 20th at the First Presbyterian Church in Earlham. Burial will be at the Earlham Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to First Presbyterian Church in Earlham and sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.

Sheryl was born September 15, 1921, to Mac and Lucille (Rose) Junkin at the family farm in rural Madison County. She grew up in the Earlham area and attended Earlham schools. She graduated from Earlham High School with the class of 1939. Following graduation she attended AIB Business School in Des Moines. During the early years of WWII she worked at the selective service office in Winterset where she met her future husband, Robert Bobst, who was registering for the draft. On October 2, 1943, they were united in marriage in San Marcos, Texas. Following Robert’s discharge they moved to St. Charles in 1947. To this union three children were born: Michael, Printha, and Christina. In 1950, the family made their home on a farm south of Earlham. In addition to raising three children, Sheryl assisted her husband operating Bobst Implement from 1961 to 1978, where they sold International and Ford equipment. She then worked at Wilson Equipment in Stuart until 1984 and lastly she served as executive secretary of the Iowa Federation of Women’s Clubs, retiring in 1996.

She was a member of the Earlham Presbyterian Church, Chautauqua Circle, Earlham Library Board, Mariners’ Club and served on the Earlham School Improvement Committee. In her spare time Sheryl enjoyed cross-stitching, reading, playing bridge and watching sports. She especially treasured time she was able to spend with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert; parents, Mac and Lucille Junkin; brother, Frank Junkin; sisters, Jan Junkin Whitney and Judy Junkin Binns Johnson.

She leaves behind her children: Michael (Linda) Bobst of Dexter; Printha (John) Fox of Culbertson, NE; and Christina (Curtis) Hiatt of Earlham; grandchildren: Matthew (Heather) Bobst, Brandon Bobst, Amanda (Tony) White, Lewis (Crystal) Fox, Jeffrey (Brenda) Fox, Marie (Cory) Backlund, Cory (Suzann) Hiatt; 17 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Paul (Helen) Bobst and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends that will miss her dearly.

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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

19

Jan

5:00 PM 1/19/2016 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/19/2016 7:00:00 PM
Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham

140 N.W. 2nd St.
Earlham, IA 50072

Johnson Family Funeral Home - Earlham
140 N.W. 2nd St. Earlham 50072 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

20

Jan

10:30 AM 1/20/2016 10:30:00 AM
Earlham Presbyterian Church

255 E. 1st Street
Earlham, IA 50072

Luncheon will follow the commitall service at the cemetery.

Earlham Presbyterian Church
255 E. 1st Street Earlham 50072 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Earlham City Cemetery Final Resting Place

140 NW 2nd
140 NW 2nd
Earlham, IA 50072

140 NW 2nd Earlham 50072 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Earlham Presbyterian Church

255 E. 1st Street
Earlham, IA 50072
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