Obituary of Sharon Ites
Sharon Lucille (Smith) Ites, age 75, of Gravois Mills, passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Lake Regional Hospital with her husband by her side. She was born April 16, 1945, in Kossuth County, Iowa, a daughter of the late Lester E. and Lucille W. (Kubly) Smith.
On August 1, 1965, in LuVerne, Iowa, she was united in marriage to her surviving husband, Gary Ites.
She worked alongside her husband on their farm in Iowa for many years and then building homes in the Lake Area. She transitioned to real estate before retiring.
Sharon enjoyed sitting outside in the sun watching the birds, her dog Jake, and receiving fresh picked flowers from Gary. Most of all, she loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.
In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by her children, John Ites and wife Valerie of Gravois Mills, Missouri, Jodi Peterson and husband Ron of Iowa Falls, Iowa, Jason Ites and wife Debbie of Gravois Mills, Missouri, and Julie Carlson and husband Bill of Cape Coral, Florida; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth Smith and wife Carol of Clear Lake, Iowa; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Smith.
There will be no public service. Memorial contributions are suggested to Parkinson’s Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.