Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson – Nancy Sue Eads, 71, West Point



Nancy Sue Eads, 71, of rural West Point, Iowa, passed away at 5:55 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2020, at Park Place Elder Living in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

She was born on May 27, 1948, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Tilford and Lela (Hammer) Overton. On May 14, 1977 she married James Raymond Eads in Donnellson, Iowa. He preceded her in death on February 19, 2014.  

Survivors include her daughter: Katharine E. (Michael) Warehime of Frederick, Maryland; one son: James T. (Ashley) Eads of West Burlington, Iowa; two grandchildren: Bryce and Camden Warehime; two sisters: Rebecca (Wayne) Conlee of Fairfax, Iowa and Cynthia (Marty) Walker of Cabot, Arkansas; mother-in-law: Ellen Eads; two sisters-in-law: Nancy Tucker and Karen (Quin) Shannon and niece and nephews: Andrew Conlee, Eric Walker, Zachary Walker, MacKenzee Sardo and Nicholas Shannon.

She was preceded in death by her husband: Jim and her parents.

Nancy graduated from Central High School and attended the University of Northern Iowa.  In November 1974, she received a life-saving kidney transplant from her sister, Becky. This was the 150th transplant procedure that had been performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals. For the rest of her life, she would be involved with the Kidney Foundation raising awareness of successful kidney transplants.  She was a board member of Peoples Mutual Insurance and the Clay Grove Cemetery Association.  She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Donnellson, where she worked as secretary for twenty-six years before her retirement in 2019. She enjoyed traveling, reading, crocheting and was very family oriented.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson, where the family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home, Donnellson with Pastor Mike Bennett officiating. The family asks that those in attendance for the visitation and service wear a face cover.

Memorials have been established in her memory for the Clay Grove Cemetery Association or the Kidney Foundation of Iowa and can be mailed to the family at:  Schmitz Funeral Home, P.O. Box 56, Donnellson, Iowa 52625.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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