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Neighbors Growing Together | May 28, 2017

Carol Lee Kephart Gansy

Mar 20, 2017

Carol Lee Kephart Gansy, 66, of Donnellson, died on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at her home.

Friends called on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., at the Schmitz Funeral Home, in Donnellson. The family met with friends from 9:30 until the time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, at the funeral home, with Rev. John Simpson officiating. Burial was held in the Evangelical Cemetery, near Donnellson.

Memorials may be made to the Evangelical Cemetery of Donnellson. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. The Schmitz Funeral Home, of Donnellson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Gansy was born on Nov. 6, 1950, at Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of Rodney Ellis and Mary Jo Bogie Kephart. On Nov. 14, 2015, in Ft. Madison, she married Ronald Gansy.

She retired from Heatilator, in Mt. Pleasant.

She was a member of the First Christian Church, in Ft. Madison.

She enjoyed redecorating her home, flowers, working in her yard, collecting light houses, sewing, making gifts, decorating and spending time with her grandchildren.

Gansy is survived by her husband, Ron Gansy, of Donnellson; her mother, Mary Jo Schenk, of Rockton, Ill.; four children, Robert (Carol) Kephart, of Donnellson, Angela (Randy) Kruse, of Salem, John (Amy) Smithburg, of Mt. Pleasant, and Katrina (Kevin) Gipple, of Mt. Pleasant; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four brothers, Mike Schenk, Terry Schenk, and Rick Schenk, all of Rockton, Ill., and Raymond Schenk, of Houston, Texas; and one sister, Sandy Cofoid, of Rockton, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her father; one grandson; and one brother, Robert.

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