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Mary Shilling-Hawes

Updated: Jan 12, 2023

Mary Edith Shilling-Hawes, 79, passed away on January 8, 2023. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 12th from 2 to 4:00 PM at Brooks Funeral Care in Clive, IA.

Mary was born to Wilbur and Freda (Bennett) Rhodes on April 10, 1943, in Waterloo, Iowa. Mary loved reading a library of books, doing crossword puzzles, playing cribbage and a multitude of card games, and dancing in the rain with her grandchildren.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents Wilbur and Freda (Bennett) Rhodes; siblings, Ruth Rhodes, Kay Rhodes, Sherry Flowers, and Richard Rhodes.

Mary is survived by her children, Teresa Jorgensen, Tracy (Tonya) Shilling, and Linda Shilling; grandchildren are Joshua, Ashley, Nicole, Chellsey, Alexandra, Jordan and Kolbi, along with 14 great-grandchildren. Mary’s surviving siblings are Garnet Upah, Bennett Rhodes, Carol Koch and Jannae Lutter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be addressed to the ARL of Iowa via phone at (515) 473-9107, through mail, Attn: Donations 5452 NE 22nd St. Des Moines, IA 50313-2528, or electronically at: (Please add the American Cancer Society) or American Cancer Society at



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