Shelly Tuttle, 47
The beautiful soul of Shelly “Shell Bell” Tuttle, 47, of Marshalltown, returned to the arms of her heavenly Father on Saturday, July 24, 2021 after her unexpected passing at UnityPoint Health — Marshalltown.
Funeral service for Shelly will be held on Thursday, August 5 at 11:00 A.M. at New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown. She will be laid to rest at Collins Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, August 4 from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at New Hope Christian Church. All attendees are asked to wear yellow, Shelly’s favorite color, to remember her bright and outgoing spirit. For those unable to attend, the service will be available to view at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family for later designation. For further information or to leave a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Shelly and her family.
Born Shelly Anne Huntrods on October 28, 1973 in Ames, Iowa, she was the daughter of Stanley Huntrods and Cathryn Carmody. Growing up, they lived in Colo and Omaha before moving to Marshalltown. President of her class, she graduated from Colo-Nesco High School in 1991. Hardworking and ambitious, Shelly was a committed lifelong student and was extremely proud of her most recent educational accomplishment: graduating with full honors and her Master of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.
Shelly had been employed at Youth Shelter and Services, the Meskwaki Tribal Nation and most recently at Emerson – Fisher Controls Innovation Center. She was the President of CERT and successfully obtained her EMT certification. Shelly also enjoyed volunteering in as many ways as possible throughout the community.
A supportive and involved mother, family has always been the most important thing to Shelly. She was best friends with her two grandmothers, Pearl and Pat. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, and love attending their sporting events. Always the life of the party, she had very outgoing personality and zest for life. Shelly was lovingly referred to as “The Boss” by her family because of her “take charge” attitude and organizational abilities. Her laugh was always loud and boisterous, so infectious–always filled the room.
Shelly loved the Lord with all of her heart and was an active member of New Hope Christian Church and her women’s bible study group. She loved to ride her Indian motorcycle and was called “Pilot” by her motorcycle gang. Shelly was a wine enthusiast and an avid Patriots and Cyclones fan. She loved being in the water, traveling, attending concerts and being with her friends.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Christian Tuttle (Tanae Spencer), K.C. Tuttle and her beloved cat, Jesse; her grandchildren: William, Nia and Maya Tuttle and grand-cats: JoC and Spice; her father, Stanley Huntrods; her mother, Cathryn Carmody; her siblings: Jason (Christine) Huntrods and
Mary (Chase) Viers; grandmother, Pat Carmody; Joe Tuttle; nieces and nephews: Katelyn, Andrew, Lexus, Justin, Caleb and Hayden; her godmother, Aunt Chris (Charlie) Rasmusson and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.
In death, Shelly is reunited with her grandparents: Pearl and Vernon Huntrods and Clayton “Bus” Carmody; her uncle, Norman Huntrods; her cousins: Shea Keeney and Seth Osterwald and her sweet Molly Dog.