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Twila Hightshoe

Twila Lavon (Fletchall) Hightshoe daughter of Ray and Opal Fern (McCord) Fletchall, was born August 3, 1938 in Grant City Missouri. After graduating from High school in 1956 where she was active in cheerleading and was Majorette of the high school band.

She met the love of her life at the roller skating rink in Grant City. It didn't take long for her and Ted to decided to tie the knot. They were married at the courthouse in Grant City on January 25th 1957. They then took up residence on a small farm in Mt. Ayr, Iowa. It wasn't long before they decided to start a family and on April 1st 1958 a daughter was born whom they named Kimberly Kay. Then on April 19th,1965 their son Jon Eric was born. Was at this time that they started to move around because of Ted's job. Twila had moving and packing down to a science. After having lived in Kentucky,Minnesota, both the upper and lower pennisulas of Michigan they came home to Iowa to settle in Creston. It was at this time a baby daughter named Julie Ann was born on December 28th,1969.

Twila was a stay at home mom, housewife and played the role of mother and father while Ted travelled for his work. On July 27th, 1975 their daughter Jodi Linnea was born. Twila had her hands full raising four kids, but she loved every minute of it. When she found time for herself she loved knitting afghans, Barbie clothes and cabbage patch doll clothes, she also loved to sew and made many outfits for her Grandchildren to perform in on the Fourth of July. Some of her favorite times were spent sitting at the kitchen table having coffee with her good friends enjoying laughs and fun conversations.

Twila was preceded in death by her father Ray Fletchall, mother Opal Fletchall, sister Glendola and husband Ted Hightshoe Jr..

Twila is survived by her children Kim Hoepker and husband Don of Orient, son Jon and wife Misti of Tingley, daughter Julie Bacon of Altoona, daughter Jodi Hightshoe of West Des Moines; grandsons Mark Hoepker wife Danielle, Zachary Hanson and fiancé' Breanna Harter, Dustin and Wesley Hammer's, Evan Bacon, Tyler and Dillion Hightshoe; granddaughter's Brenda Mahan husband Chad, Kristin Hoepker, Ellery Bacon, Callie Hightshoe; her Great Grandchildren Kendra and Josie Mahan, Cora Kannas, and Carter Peterson; a sister Annette Jones and a brother Don Fletchall; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Open Viewing

    July 14, 2016
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Visitation

    July 14, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 15, 2016
    11:00 AM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA


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Guestbook

Dear Julie, Jodi, Kim, and Jon- So sorry for your great loss. Your mom was a spitfire full of wit and wisdom. I''ll always remember her wonderful generous hospitality and her deep and fervent love for her kids and grandkids.

Posted by Beth Spear - TX - Friend   August 06, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with yout family. We were out of town or we would have came to family night. We have good memories of Twila and Ted in our younger years when John worked for Ted at ITEC. Sincerely, John and Lisa Shaw

Posted by John Shaw - Creston, IA - Friend   July 18, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about Twila''s passing, praying for her children. She was my first cousin!

Posted by Freda Fletchall Baker - Grant City, MO - Family   July 16, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I, Nola was a 1st cousin..........Our Father''s were brothers.

Posted by nola (Fletchall) Pritchard Pritchard - Clarinda, Iowa - Family   July 14, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

To Kim, Jon, Julie & Jodi-

Our heartfelt condolences!

Gary & Marcia

Posted by Gary & Marcia Hammers - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   July 14, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Kim & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Twila. I hope peace, strength and comfort during this trying time for you and your family. You are always in our prayers!

Posted by Brian Wilson - Johnston, IA - Friend   July 13, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sport to hear of Twila''s passing she was such a sweet lady! I remember the day she feel asleep on the couch and got up and her leg was sleep and she stepped down and broke her ankle! Loved living next door to them in Creston! Now she is with her love Ted. Prayers of comfort for Kim, Jon! Julie and Jodi and the rest of the family!

Posted by Karyn Shimer - Council Bluffs, IA - Neighbor   July 13, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Kim and family,

So very sorry to learn of your mother''s passing. I want you to know that I am thinking of you at this sad time. May all of the great memories help to keep you strong.

Posted by John Walters - Creston, IA - Friend   July 12, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM