Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Sheri L. Needham, 64, Fort Madison

Shari L. Needham, 64, Fort Madison

Sheri Lynn Needham, 64 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Saturday, February 8, 2020 at her home.  She was born June 24, 1955, a daughter of Virden and Dorothy Eileen (Stevens) Oge.  She married John Charles Needham.  He preceded her in death.

Sheri was a 1973 graduate of Fort Madison High School and lived in Fort Madison most of her life.  She worked at Fruehauf and Case.  She was an Optician at Shopko for over 20 years.  She was a member of First Christian Church.  She enjoyed crafts and loved her family.

She is survived by two sons, Chuck Needham (Heather Gellatly) of Tiffin, Iowa and Jarrod Needham of Coralville, Iowa; one sister, Jonna (David) Schneider of Fort Madison; two brothers, Steven (Sandy) Oge of Cookeville, Tennessee and Jeffrey Oge of Robeline, Louisiana; one granddaughter, Addalynn Needham; aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Sandra and Barbara.  

Her body has been cremated.  Her family will greet friends from 6:00 – 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Burial will be at Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.  A memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Needham family and an online guest book may be found at

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