In memory of

Rebecca Leonard-Shull

November 14, 1954 - August 7, 2023
From: Sac City, IA
Rebecca Leonard-Shull

Rebecca Leonard-Shull

Born: November 14, 1954
Died: August 7, 2023
Age: 68
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   Rebecca Jean Leonard-Shull, age 68 of Lytton, IA, took the hand of her maker to the Promised Land on Monday, August 7, 2023. Rebecca was born on November 14, 1954, at Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA, the second child to William Theodore (Ted) and Hope (Lovrien) Leonard. She was baptized on February 6, 1955, and confirmed on April 7, 1968, at the United Methodist Church in Sac City.
   Rebecca attended school at Sac City Elementary and Sac City High School, graduating in 1973. She continued her education at the Medical Institute of Minnesota. Rebecca returned to Sac City and over several years worked in the business office, medical records, as a certified nursing assistant, as ward clerk, and finally as a laboratory phlebotomist all at Loring Hospital in Sac City. She also worked a few years as a CNA at Methodist Manor and Buena Vista Hospital both in Storm Lake, IA. Other jobs included MediCap Pharmacy and Northwest Monument Company both in Storm Lake and as a CNA at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.
   A son, Ross Cameron Leonard was born to Rebecca and Gary Edmund Leonard on September 22, 1981.
   On March 25, 1989, Rebecca was united in marriage to Robert M. Shull. They made their home on an acreage north of Lytton where they resided their married life.
   Rebecca’s loves were God, her family, all people, animals (she raised rabbits, toads, kittens, puppies, goat kids, and a fawn from infancy to adulthood), and the great outdoors, which she called God’s Coloring Book. She was game for almost anything and loved camping old-style and kayaking. Rebecca was a great artist and designer. She was an optimist in most every situation presented to her. God was her partner in life. She will be dearly missed by husband and best friend Bob and all those who knew and loved her.
   Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Bob Shull of Lytton, IA; son Ross Leonard of Lytton, IA; brother William George Leonard (fiancée Mary Archambault) of Crystal, MN; uncle Bob Lovrien of IL; aunts Shirley Ohrtman  of Spencer, IA, and Gladys Zwiefel of Spirit Lake, IA; close friends Crystal (Cameron) Remmick and son Keaton of Sac City, IA, and Cully Magner (Mike Blum) of Auburn, IA; many other extended family members and friends.
 Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Ted and Hope Leonard; brother Bryan Jay Leonard; maternal grandparents George and Emma Lovrien; and paternal grandparents William Gordon Leonard, Joseph and Maude May Heithoff.
   Rebecca leaves behind a message: Believe and listen to God your Maker. Pray often, for He does hear your every word and believes in you.
Graveside Memorial Service
5:30 p.m., Thursday
August 24, 2023
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Missy Erickson
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, August 28, 2023 at 2:51 PM
“I loved Becky and admired her love for all her animals. She was a sweet lady! I'm sending hugs to Bob & Ross and will be sending prayers.”
- Sarah Segebart
Friday, August 18, 2023 at 9:01 AM
“I am so sad to hear the news of Becky's passing. I worked with her at Park View, she was crazy and fun.”
- Shelly Quail
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 9:31 AM
“Always sweet, patient, a warm welcome in the lab, a smile bo matter what. She had so much to deal with and God only knows why and what it was. Some things were just too much and she needed peace at the end. God blessed us with her and in the end may she know peace and love ”
- Carol A. Lohr
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at 12:08 PM
“so sorry for your loss. our thoughts and prayers are with the family. mike and susan penniman and jeff and brenda wiederin & family”
- michael e penniman
Sunday, August 13, 2023 at 11:38 AM
“Sorry for your loss, I just heard about this yesterday at Albert City Threshermen. Prayers ”
- Kevin Schmitt
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 8:08 PM
“We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the family. Our prayers are with you. ”
- Royce and Mellanie Nelson
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 2:43 PM
“Sorry about this news! I've known Becky my whole life.Such a loving caring human.”
- Larry Hasek
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 12:28 PM
“Very sorry for your loss, I just recently had the pleasure of interacting with Bob and Becky, wonderful people she will be missed.”
- Steve dornath
Thursday, August 10, 2023 at 11:34 AM
“Sending all of our sympathy to you Bob, Ross and family. Becky was such a kind and thoughtful woman. We enjoyed every chance we had to spend time with her. ”
- Eric & Dallas Pullen
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 3:01 PM
“Our prayers & sympathy to the family! May your precious memories help ease your pain at this difficult time.”
- Jan & Bill Engler
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 3:01 PM
“Wishing you comfort and peace. ”
- Teresa Mahler
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 11:59 AM
“So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy. Don Roland and Sabrina cox ”
- Don Roland
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 10:48 AM
“Becky was a total beautiful and fun human being. I'm very grateful for her friendship, love of animals, and nature. She found the goodness and closeness of God in all of those things. Maximum peace and comfort to her family and friends and pet family.”
- Pastor Missy Erickson
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 10:06 AM
“She was so good at her job at Loring. she got me through the hate and fear of needles. Even drank goat milk from her. She was always fun and she brightened the day for others. So sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers for Bob , Ross and all the family. ”
- Jan and Steve Pullen
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9:40 AM
“Becky was a special person. She'll be missed.”
- Rose Harjes
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9:40 AM
“Sorry to learn of Becky's passing. She was always optimistic and was a fighter. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to her family.”
- Barb Rench
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“Becky (Bec) was my locker mate at Sac for grades 7-12. We shared many good times together during those years including riding bikes to Black Hawk Lake, scooping the loop, etc. I'd often see her at Loring Hospital when my mother was a patient. I was looking forward to seeing her next month at our 50th class reunion. She will be missed. ❤️”
- Jane Hawks
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“So very sorry for your loss.”
- Renae (Nees)Babcock
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“We extend our deepest sympathy!”
- Todd and Teri Luckow
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 8:56 AM
“Becky was a special person. I enjoyed being around her when we were at Loring Hospital. Prayers for her and her family.”
- Marcia Cady
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 3:21 PM
“Always enjoyed our conversations. Our sympathies to the family. ”
- Jeff & Jo Ellerbrock
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 2:48 PM
“My condolences to Becky's family. She and I both worked at Loring for many years, and she was always a joy to be around.”
- Janis Schofield
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 1:15 PM
“So Sorry about your loss. Becky was one of a kind and was a fighter. Heaven gained another Angel. May God Guide you and Comfort the Family in this Journey. ”
- Rebecca Peters
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 12:27 PM
“So sorry to hear of Becky's passing. She was such a gem and a fighter! Heartfelt condolences to her family.”
- Jean Rexroat
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