Teresa L. (Sharer) Benoit, 61

Teresa L. (Sharer) Benoit, 61, of rural Laurel, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday April 1, 2013, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to CIRSI of Marshalltown or Diabetes Association. For condolences or question please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Teresa and her family.

Teresa L. Sharer was born on Jan. 17, 1952, in Marshalltown. She was the daughter of Jack and Lucille (Merritt) Sharer. Teresa graduated from Grinnell High School with the class of 1970, and then attended Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo and graduated from the art program 1976. She was united in marriage to Art Benoit at Central Christian Church. They shared the love of art and travel. Teresa loved to garden, fish and enjoyed the out of doors; she also loved being a devoted aunt. Teresa had a great love for animals.

Left to cherish her memory are her brothers: Jack Sharer, and Michael (Susan) Sharer, all of Marshalltown. Nieces and nephews: Martin (Karen) Sharer, of Marshalltown; Julie Sharer, of Marshalltown; Melissa (John Pieters) Sharer, of rural Laurel. Great-nieces and nephews: Ryan, of Waterloo, and Katie Sharer, of Marshalltown; Angelene (Dave) Fouch, of Altoona; Joel and Taylor Fouch, of Altoona; and step-great-nephews: Brock and Lincoln Pieters.

In death Teresa rejoins her parents: Jack and Lucille, and husband, Art and sister-in-law, Jean Sharer.