Penny Jo (Swihart) Docekal

July 2, 1952 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 65)

A private family inurnment will be at a later date at the McKeever Cemetery in rural Colfax.

Memorials to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. Memorials may also be mailed to the funeral home, please add, Attn: Docekal Family on the envelope.

Penny Jo Swihart Docekal was born on July 2, 1952 in Newton, Iowa. She was a 1970 graduate of Knoxville High School in Knoxville, Iowa.

Penny was a homemaker and she had also worked at several other jobs. She enjoyed bowling. She loved animals, dogs, horses and many others.

Penny died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Those left to cherish Penny’s memory are her son, Shawn Docekal of Marshalltown; two grandchildren, Daniel Docekal and Erica Docekal; her mother, Dee (Hubert “Butch”) Clark of Newton; and brother, Terry (Barb) Swihart of Newton.

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