Mary A. Woltemath, age 50, of rural Sidney, Iowa, passed away Friday, June 28, 2024, surrounded by her family.

Mary Ann (Sheppard) Woltemath was born on January 16, 1974, in Falls City, Nebraska, the daughter of Robert Sheppard and Elizabeth (Blevins) Wilson. She attended Winston High School and later graduated from the Cameron High School with the Class of 1992. Following her graduation, she served her country and attended Basic Training for a short time.

In 2008, she began nursing school at North Central Missouri College. She later graduated in 2011 as a registered nurse. During her career in nursing, she worked at the Veterans Home in Cameron, Missouri, as a hospice nurse in both Nebraska and Kansas, and as the Director of Nursing at Pleasant View Nursing Home in Rock Port, Missouri, among various other nursing positions. She also served as the school nurse at Sidney High School. Mary enjoyed working in her flower garden and tending to the yard.

She was united in marriage to Michael Woltemath on August 23, 2015, at Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Mike, rural Sidney; children, Derrick Stith (Breah) and Dalton Stith (Ashley), all of Hamilton, Missouri; Abigail Woltemath, of the home; one grandchild, Elaina Stith; her mother, Elizabeth Wilson, White Cloud, Kansas; her father, Robert Sheppard, of Hamilton; siblings, Tami DiGiacomo (Chuck), Falls City, Nebraska, Paul Schawang III, White Cloud, Kansas, Julie Kurenda-Sheppard, Anaconda, Montana, and Rebecca Schawang, Mound City, Missouri; father and mother-in-law, Ivan and Sharan Woltemath, Hamburg, Iowa; sister-in-law, Chris Philpot, Burke, Virginia; other family; and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at the United Faith Church in Sidney. Burial was in the Mt. Olive Cemetery southeast of Hamburg. Memorials may be given to the United Faith Church of Sidney, or the Brooke Michel Scholarship Fund. Nursing honors were presented by the Nebraska Nurses Honor Guard. Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg was in charge of arrangements.