Sharron C. (Wiltse) Banwell

Sharron Banwell, 76, of Eagle Grove passed away Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Iowa Specialty Hospital in Clarion.

Funeral services for Sharron Banwell will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at 6:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home, 1801 Central Avenue East in Clarion with Tim Hartman, an elder from the Mason City congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Rose Hill Cemetery in Eagle Grove.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion.

Sharron Colleen (Wiltse) Banwell was born July 22, 1938 to Myron and Florence Wiltse in rural Charles City. Sharron was raised and educated in the Charles City and Nashua areas, graduating from Nashua High School in 1956.

Following high school, Sharron worked various jobs and raised several children of previous marriages before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Bruce Banwell, in 1970. The couple made their home in Williams for 8 years, prior to moving to Eagle Grove, where they have resided ever since.

In July of 1971, Sharron was baptized as a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, living out the rest of her life as a faithful sister.

Sharron enjoyed scrapbooking, card making, and cooking; she was famous for her potato salad, lasagna, and rhubarb pie recipes. She collected owl figurines and loved her schnauzer, Candy. She also enjoyed watching Ellen, The Voice, Let’s Make a Deal and The Price is Right. She loved roller coasters and dancing and listening to music.

More than anything, Sharron loved taking care of her family. She was a faithful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She showered her family with unconditional love, and everyone that met her is better for having known her.

Sharron is survived by her husband, Bruce of Eagle Grove; children Jacqui (Dave) Minor of Garden City, Kansas, Rhonda (J.R.) Weilert of Garden City, Sheryl (Alan) Hiveley of Goldfield, Teresa (Rocky) Nolan of Garden City, Donnie (Nikki) Hauser of Eagle Grove, Harlan (Kathy) Barker of Des Moines, Lannette (Dale) Morisset of Springfield, Missouri and Robin (John) Orjias, along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with siblings Shirley, Beverly, Carolyn and Richard.

Sharron was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Vernon and Lawrence.


Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
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Date: Monday, July 13, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Clarion
1801 Central Avenue East, Clarion, Iowa 50525
Get Directions

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