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Sharon Beckler Blakley

April 25, 1958 — February 27, 2024

Wayland, Iowa

Sharon Beckler Blakley, 65 of Wayland, died Tuesday, February 27, 2024, as the result of an accident in Mesa, AZ while wintering in AZ.


A celebration of her life will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Bethel Church north of Wayland. The service will be live-streamed on the Beatty-Peterseim Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 PM, Friday, April 12, 2024, also at the church. The Beatty-Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. A general memorial has been established in the name of Sharon Beckler Blakley.


Sharon was born April 25, 1958, in Albany, OR, the daughter of Delmar F. and Mildred (Unternahrer) Beckler. She graduated from WACO High School and Parson Cosmetology in Fairfield. She was united in marriage to Steve Blakley, they later divorced.

She was employed at Pizza Hut, Alco, the Lunch Box in Rome, Innovaire (Metromail), Mary Kay Consultant, Archer TV in Washington and drove Amish families in Brighton and Kalona.  Sharon was a member of Bethel Church and enjoyed traveling, knitting, gardening, flowers, the Wayland 4th of July parade and Old Threshers in Mt. Pleasant. Sharon’s greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and family as that truly was what brought her great joy. She was a kind and loving person who saw the best in others.

 Survivors include her sons, Jeremy (Chari) Beckler of Noble and Nathan Beckler of Wayland; siblings, Ardith “Ardie” (Tom) Frees of Riverside, Dean (Crystal) Beckler of Crawfordsville and Beverly Elmore and special friend James of Hedrick; 10 grandchildren, Jonathan, Alysan, Joshua, Taylor, Hemi, Landon, Lane, Lekeisha, Nathaniel and Ashlynn and 5 great-grandchildren Sophia, Aubree, Kaanan, Siege and Leightyn; ex daughter in laws, Emily and Nicole; ex granddaughter, Mercedes; children of her heart, Tiffany Ford and Chris Nelson and numerous nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Duane and brother-in-law Daniel Elmore.  



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