Susan Biggart of Perry


Susan Biggart, 81, of Perry passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, at the Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, July 24 from 3-5 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry.

Memorials will be given to the family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Susan Elizabeth Biggart was born June 8, 1935, in Guthrie Center, Iowa, to James Bernard and Faye Ellen (Herron) Shank.

She graduated from Scranton High School.

Susan was united in marriage to Charles Biggart in Omaha on Jan. 26, 1959.

She attended school to become an L.P.N. and then worked at the Rowley Masonic Home for 25 years before retiring.

Susan was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Susan loved her family and going on family vacations, and she went to all of her grandchildren’s ball games, swim meets and dance recitals. She also enjoyed going to Phoenix to be with her sister, Betty, and going to flea markets.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles’ two sons, James and Charles Biggart; sister, Irene Scheuermann; and brothers, John, George and Sammy Shank.

She is survived by her son, Douglas (Terri) Biggart of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Shelly (Gary) Thompson of Perr; two daughters-in-law, Joni Biggart of Des Moines and Tammy Biggart of Scranton; 10 grandchildren, Jamie, Jon ( Stacy), Justin (Michaela), Mackenzie, Shannon, Mark, Christopher, Sean (Kate), Shanon and Alex; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Shank of Council Bluffs and Isai (John) Sipe of Guthrie Center; brother, Jim Shank of Omaha; and many nieces and nephews.


  1. I worked with Sue at the Masonic Home from 1994-1999. She was a very dedicated nurse. I always saw a smile.


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