Emilee Dawn (Hoen) Shrestha

November 15, 1989 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 33) 33 Years Old

Emilee Shrestha Obituary

Emilee Dawn Shrestha, 33, of Mitchellville died on Friday, September 22, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. A celebration of her life will be held from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. Memorials in Emilee’s name (checks made payable to Matthew Chester) may be left at the funeral home.

Emilee, the daughter of Thomas and Billie (McBeth) Hoen, was born on November 15, 1989 in Des Moines. She grew up in Newton and Kellogg and graduated from Newton High School in 2008. She continued her education, completing her undergraduate studies at Des Moines Area Community College and Grandview and then received her Masters in Psychology from Grandview. Emilee worked as a case manager for Iowa Total Care. Her area of focus was working with individuals affected by the Brain Waiver and Elderly Act. Helping her clients was her passion as was evident with the large case load she would take on and her efficiency in getting her clients exactly what they needed.

Emilee enjoyed crafting, going kayaking, gardening and hiking. She was always up for any adventure whether it be going to a garage sale or taking a trip.  Emilee also loved to play with her kids and hang out with friends. She was notorious for her afternoon “snoozers”, even the ones that were supposed to be 20 minutes but turned into two hours. Emilee was full of life with a contagious smile and will be missed by her entire family.

Emilee is survived by her children, Maya Shrestha, Ruby Harrelson, and Nora Harrelson; significant other, Matthew Chester of Mitchellville and his children, Kadon Chester, Matthew Chester Jr., and Karson Chester; her mother, Billie Hoen of Newton; siblings, Kurt (Jennifer) Hoen of Newton, Mallorie Hoen of Mitchellville, and Macie Hoen of Mitchellville; maternal grandmother, Martha McBeth of Newton; “little sister”, Anna Perry of Des Moines; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Hoen; paternal grandparents, Bob and Marge Hoen; and maternal grandfather, Bill McBeth.

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Celebration of Life Visitation
October 5, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory
1115 E. 19th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208-2539


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