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“Our hearts are hurting for your pain, Noel is a special person and this loss is very difficult for all of us. Myself, Becky, and our girls have you...Read More »
1 of 67 | Posted by: Keith Ridenhour - GA - Uncle

“As time goes by we share in the struggles of friends & co-workers, and sometimes have to try and make sense of those called home so quickly and so...Read More »
2 of 67 | Posted by: Linda Young - Colfax, IA - Friend

“Ranae girls&Shepley family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.It is so comforting to know Your loved one is with our Lord and saviour, Jesus...Read More »
3 of 67 | Posted by: Sandy Probasco - Brighton, CO

“To The Shepley Family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. I graduated from high school with Noel, and though we were not close,...Read More »
4 of 67 | Posted by: Penny Sydnes Thiessen - Ames, IA

“Renae and family, We are so sorry to hear of Noel's homegoing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and comfort thru...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Kevin and Kim Nihart - Ankeny, IA

“i will miss Noel very much. you are in my prayers on the loss of NoelNoel was a great Cousin to me i am so glad Noel went to be with Jesusi am so...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: missy wierson - ames, IA - cousin

“Renae, I've been wanting to post something somewhere to let you know how my heart is grieving for you. But the words just didn't want to come. More...Read More »
7 of 67 | Posted by: Amy Miller - Urbandale, IA

“Dear, sweet Renae, girls and family - There are no words to express the sadness we feel for you during this time. Our hearts are broken for you! ...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Kim Jarrell - Des Moines, IA

“Please know that the Rossi family is praying for the Shelpley family at this time Renae. If we do not see you tonight our tomorrow our memory is of...Read More »
9 of 67 | Posted by: Doriano Rossi - Des Moines, IA

“Renae, I was so sorry to hear about Noel and very thankful that Mallorey is doing much better since surgery. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
10 of 67 | Posted by: Angie Tish Meyer - Des Moines, IA

“I had the privledge of working with Noel at ISU for several years. He was a one of a kind and will be deeply missed my many. I thank God for i am a...Read More »
11 of 67 | Posted by: Marc Hines - Boone, IA

“Renae, please know that there are many people at Grace Bible Church, Sun City, AZ praying for you. My husband (Ray) and I are friends of your Mom...Read More »
12 of 67 | Posted by: Inez Seyller - Peoria, AZ

“May the warmth of our loving arms reach out and comfort Renae, Judy and Gary and the entire family at this time. We all are so heavy with sorrow but...Read More »
13 of 67 | Posted by: Kelsie & Scott Brown and Paula & Roger Smith - IA

“In Jesus' love, and with Grandma Jane, we extend our prayers and hearts to all through this very difficult family time! May the Lord sustain...Read More »
14 of 67 | Posted by: Carolyn & Bob Swander - Sun City, AZ

“We are praying for all of you that you will feel Him close by your sides as you walk through this difficult time . Our hearfelt sympathy goes out to...Read More »
15 of 67 | Posted by: Flora and Walt Yarnall - AZ

“Dear Renae and familly, I just want you to know that I am praying many times day and night for you. I don't know you really well, but I love your mom...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Grace Waugh - Sun City, AZ

“Our sincere sympathies. ”
17 of 67 | Posted by: Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh - Boone, IA

“To Noel's family: I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know Noel very well at all - I met him because my father worked with him, and I'd...Read More »
18 of 67 | Posted by: Sarah Nielsen

“Dear Renae, Many of your mom's friends like me are praying for all of you at this time. May God give you and the girls a supernatural sense of peace...Read More »
19 of 67 | Posted by: Christine Doerfler - Sun City, AZ

“Shepley family, Hold on to your memories ... you'll always have them! Our time on earth is not defined, nor is it permanent. Blessings to you all ...Read More »
20 of 67 | Posted by: Chuck & Laura Winkler - Tucson, AZ

“Renae and girls, Ginny and I were saddened to hear of the loss of Noel and of Mallory's injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this...Read More »
21 of 67 | Posted by: Christy & Ginny Forbes - IA

“I am praying for you and your girls daily! Praise Jesus you will see Noel again one day. I pray others will come to know Jesus through this! ”
22 of 67 | Posted by: Janyl Poeffel - Johnson City, TN

“Deepest sympathy sent to the family of Noel. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
23 of 67 | Posted by: Cora (Cook) Flickinger - Garrison, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Noels family at this time. I worked with Noel when he was at ACI early in his career. Noel always had a smile on his...Read More »
24 of 67 | Posted by: Terry Moorman - Boone, IA

“Oh my sis and family! We love u!! So sad! Hugs to the whole family!! ”
25 of 67 | Posted by: Shelly Doubleday - Ankeny, IA

“Renae and family, no words can express my sorrow for you loss. Lean and God and your family during this difficult time. I am here for you and if...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: Sheri Sharp - Maxwell, IA

“Our deepest love and sympathy goes out to your family at this time. Please know that prayers are being said for you everywhere, that God will be...Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: CHUCK AND CONNIE MORRIS - IA

“Renae, We were shocked to come home from vacation and hear what had happened. Please know that you are not crying alone. We have been crying...Read More »
28 of 67 | Posted by: Jim and Kathy Graff - Carlisle, IA

“We know Noel was a student of the Bible and would want you to remember Psalm 147:3, He heals the brokenhearted. Death leaves a heartache no one can...Read More »
29 of 67 | Posted by: Paul and Judy Teig - Roland, IA

“Renae and girls,My heartfelt sympathy to you at this time of the loss of your husband and father. Noel was always a man that lived for the Lord. I so...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: Robert Gamble - Des Moines, IA

“Renae and the family of Noel Shepley I was deeply saddened to learn of Noel's tragic accident and the injuries received by your daughter. I and my...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Eleanor Bauer - Ankeny, IA

“So shocked, and sad to hear of Noel's passing. I always enjoyed his wit, and knowledge when we attended Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), and always...Read More »
32 of 67 | Posted by: John Jayne - Des Moines, IA

“prayers for the family, many memories at ball field and parents hanging out. ”
33 of 67 | Posted by: Chris Hadaway - Ames, IA

“Dear Family; We would like to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of a wonderful man. Please take heart that the Lord is holding you up this...Read More »
34 of 67 | Posted by: Alan & Sheila Duhn - Cambridge, IA

“"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation" -Corrie Ten Boom. Noel was a shining example of his donation to God's...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: Fred and Nancy Scherle - Panora, IA

“Renee, Girls & Shepley family, We are praying for you during this time. We pray that you would be comforted knowing that Noel is with the Father...Read More »
36 of 67 | Posted by: Steve, Jennifer, Blake, Victoria & Ashleigh Austin - IA

“.....One of the sweetest people I've ever known! Please know that you're all in my prayers! ”
37 of 67 | Posted by: Jill Houge-Ver Helst - Ames, IA

“Renae and girls: Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this very difficult time. Just think of all the Good Memories and that God will see you...Read More »
38 of 67 | Posted by: Garry & Marge Smith - IA

“I am sure Noel was a great blessing to your family.! I am so sorry to all his family but especially to my ISU co-worker (Judy) !!! If there is...Read More »
39 of 67 | Posted by: Debora Cox - Huxley, IA

“Renae, Gary, Judy, Monica, Genny and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Hold on to your faith as it is always there...Read More »
40 of 67 | Posted by: Chad and Melonie Rumbaugh - IA

“Renae -- we were so very sorry to hear of Noel's homegoing. We want you to know that we are praying much for you and your family, and trust that God...Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Chuck and Carol Warner - Ankeny, IA

“To the Shepley family, on behalf of the teachers, staff and students at Ballard West Elementary School, we express our deepest sympathy in the loss...Read More »
42 of 67 | Posted by: Nancy Elleby - Ankeny, IA

“Dear Renae, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls. ”
43 of 67 | Posted by: Chris and Julie Hartzler - Ankeny, IA

“Renae and girls, It is hard to find the words to express. Know that there are many thinking and praying for you. FINALLY HOME SONG "Just think...Read More »
44 of 67 | Posted by: Matt & Kathy Thompson - IA

“Renae, girls, Gary, Judy, Monica and Genny, I am so sorry this happened. I am shocked and am praying for you. Thank you for being supportive in the...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Allison Morgan - Newton, IA

“Oh, my goodness Judy, Gary and all.......we're just sick over this and are praying for you all. We're also looking for an on-line donation system...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Thomas & Donna Ridenhour-McHenry - IA

“Renae~ We are so sorry for what you and the girls are going through. Noel was a wonderful man who will be greatly missed. We are praying daily for...Read More »
47 of 67 | Posted by: Dan and Lisa Tully - Altoona, IA

“We love you guys. ”
48 of 67 | Posted by: Tim Clark and family - FL

“Praying for you and the girls. ”
49 of 67 | Posted by: Brenda DeTar - Kelley, IA

“Praying that God will comfort you and children at this very difficult time. ”
50 of 67 | Posted by: Sergio & Erica Hernanadez - IA

“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore!! (Psalm 16:11 ESV)...Read More »
51 of 67 | Posted by: Elizabeth Worsham - Des Moines, IA

“Renae, Praying for you and the girls at this time. I will always remember Noel's sweet personality, love for scripture and the way he prayed. He...Read More »
52 of 67 | Posted by: Chellee Hedges - Omaha, NE

“I just wanted to say how deeply sorry I am for what has happenedm My prayers are with Noel and the family. ”
53 of 67 | Posted by: Deanna Smyth-Peters - Madrid, IA

“Valerie and I are deeply saddened and our hearts are heavy over the loss of your husband and daddy. We love your family and are praying for you. Noel...Read More »
54 of 67 | Posted by: Dan & Valerie Hagman - IA

“We are very sorry for you loss. It was so very tragic and shocking. May god bless you and help you through this terrible time. ”
55 of 67 | Posted by: jim and laura moreland - ames, IA

“We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying privately and as a church body for your family. We are thanking God that your family is strong in Him. ”
56 of 67 | Posted by: Judie Colyer - Ankeny, IA

“I am very sorry to hear this news. Noel was a wonderful godly man and he will be greatly missed. We are praying for all of you and will continue to...Read More »
57 of 67 | Posted by: Karen Sage - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“Renae, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of working with Noel, and have fond memories of long, deep conversations about God and faith...Read More »
58 of 67 | Posted by: Mark Stephenson - Ames, IA

“Our hearts out broken for you and your sweet girls. We are praying for you all. ”
59 of 67 | Posted by: Jon and Diane Watsabaugh - IA

“Renae, I am so sorry to hear about Noel. I keep thinking about how excited you were when you got engaged and were planning your wedding when we...Read More »
60 of 67 | Posted by: Dee Messenger - West Des Moines, IA

“So sorry for your loss. I am praying for you all during this most difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace and strength. ”
61 of 67 | Posted by: Ken and Rachelle Drabek - Altoona, IA

“Noel was just the greatest person, i will miss him and of course i will Love him forever & ever. I remember hunting rabbits with Noel in Cambridge...Read More »
62 of 67 | Posted by: Keith Ridenhour - Woodstock, GA

“Renae, Lydia, Cassidy, Mallory, and Holly: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy/husband. I have been in complete shock since hearing...Read More »
63 of 67 | Posted by: Julie Rice - Des Moines, IA

“My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May you find peace in knowing that Noel is resting in the arms of God. ”
64 of 67 | Posted by: Nancy Bolon - Little Rock, AR

“Renae, You and the girls are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful to have had Noel teaching in D6. ”
65 of 67 | Posted by: Rebecca Schrader - Ames, IA

“May the peace that passes all understanding be yours today. I am so sorry for your great loss. ”
66 of 67 | Posted by: Deb Tjelta - Ankeny, IA

“Words can not say what my heart feels for you Ranae and the girls! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time ”
67 of 67 | Posted by: Scott and Sue Leibrand - IA


Noel Shepley, 42, of Cambridge, Iowa went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, November 24, 2012, near Cambridge.

Noel was born June 12, 1970, to Gary and Judy (Ridenhour) Shepley in Ames. He graduated in 1988 from Ballard High School, and then attended DMACC. On May 11, 1996, he married Renae Smith at Grace Church in Des Moines. Noel worked for Iowa State University as a plumber and was a former member of Grace Church in Des Moines and currently a member of Cornerstone Church in Ames.

Noel was a great friend and servant to everyone and he always put the Lord first.

Noel was a wonderful husband, dad, son and grandson, and loved church, Bible studies and prayer time and farming, gardening and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Noel is survived by his wife, Renae; his daughters, Lydia, Cassidy, Mallory and Holly all of Cambridge; his parents, Gary and Judy Shepley of Cambridge; his in-laws, Dean and Jane Smith of Arizona; his sisters, Monica Scherle of Slater and Genny Shepley of Ames; his maternal grandma, Betty Shillak of Cambridge; and his paternal grandpa, Dale Shepley of Le Mar, MO. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Delmar and Edith Ridenhour; his paternal grandma, Jackie Shepley; and a step-grandpa, Ernie Shillak.

Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012, at Cornerstone Church in Ames (56829 HWY 30). Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1, 2012, also at the church with burial to follow in the Cambridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Noel Shepley Memorial Fund.