Shara Delores McDonough, 50, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at her home.
She was born on May 28, 1971 in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Forest Wayne and Rhonda (Johnson) Markey. She was united in marriage to Curtis McDonough on November 21, 2015.
She is survived by her husband: Curtis; grandmother: Charlotte Johnson of Troy, Missouri; eleven children and step-children: Anthony (Josey) Markey of Donnellson, Nicholas (Chantell) Ferrel, Brandon and Joshua Ferrel of Washington DC; Ashley and Jacob Kempf, Addison McFerren (who preceded her in death), Dalton Kempf (who preceded her in death), Megan (Randy) Armstrong of Chillicothe, Iowa, Connor McDonough of Ottumwa, Iowa and Katie McDonough of Oskaloosa, Iowa; six grandchildren: Braxton and Ainsley Markey, Sophia McFerren, Tamsin, Raegan and Loren Armstrong.
She was preceded in death by her parents; grandpa Johnson and two children: Addison McFerren and Dalton Kempf.
Shara was a 1990 graduate of Central Lee High School. She was passionate about her grandchildren and would spend every spare minute she had with them spoiling them all. She enjoyed going fishing with her husband, son and grandkids. Shara had a love for shopping and talking for hours on the phone with her grandmother.
Her body has been entrusted to Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.
Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Pastor Larry Wallingford officiating.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.