CLARION – Jessie Ruth Shupe, age 92, died August 25, 2013 at the West View Care Center in Britt, IA. A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Clarion Church of Christ 420 N. Main St. Clarion, IA 50525. Reverend Warren Curry will be officiating. A graveside service will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Clarion prior to the service at 12:45. Memorials may be directed to, Kim Ahrends PO Box 203 Clarion, Iowa 50525

Jessie Ruth Littlefield was born December 4, 1920 In Clarion, Iowa to Mary Alberta (Lester) and Leo Charles Littlefield.

In 1942, Jessie married Orren Ahrends. This marriage was blessed with three children Kirk, Kim and Mark. In 1977 Jessie then married Eldrid Shupe at the Clarion Church of Christ. Jessie worked for the Wright County Engineer’s Office where she was a secretary until she retired in 1999.

Those left to cherish Jessie’s life are her children Kim (Judy) Ahrends of Clarion; Kirk (Lori Lynn) Ahrends of Cherokee; Step-son Dean Shupe of Florence, Kentucky; Granchildren Jessica Christopher and her children Ben and Christina; Christopher Ahrends; Sibling Leona “Teddy” Hill. Along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jessie is preceded in death by her parents Leo and Mary, husband Eldred, step-son Larry Shupe, infant son Mark Ahrends, brother Philip Littlefield.

Andrews Funeral Homes Belmond, IA (641) 444-4474