ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, John Stewart Sr. 58 years old , born on May 27, 1959 and passed away on March 17, 2018. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Misty Skinner on May 27, 2019
Daddy
Just thinking of you and hoping you have a great birthday. I love you and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I really need some advice right now and you are the one that I can talk to about it bc I know you will tell me the truth.
Happy Birthday
Love you
Misty
Posted by Misty Skinner on March 17, 2019
Today, is going to be a hard day for me Dad. It has been a year today that I lost you. I love and miss you so much.
Posted by Misty Skinner on February 10, 2019
Love u DADDY.
Posted by Laura Lynn Stewart Belt on January 21, 2019
I love and miss u so much daddy. You will be gone for a year in a couple month and I’m still have a hard time excepting that you are not here. Loved are long talks we at when it was just us alone talking. And no one knows what we talked about. And u will always be in my heart daddy. Hope u and mom are have fun together the way it should be. Tell everyone up there I love them too.
Posted by Misty Skinner on January 21, 2019
Daddy, you will always be in my heart. I love you and miss you so much.

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Posted by Misty Skinner on May 27, 2019
Daddy
Just thinking of you and hoping you have a great birthday. I love you and miss you so much. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. I really need some advice right now and you are the one that I can talk to about it bc I know you will tell me the truth.
Happy Birthday
Love you
Misty
Posted by Misty Skinner on March 17, 2019
Today, is going to be a hard day for me Dad. It has been a year today that I lost you. I love and miss you so much.
Posted by Misty Skinner on February 10, 2019
Love u DADDY.
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John Franklin Stewart Sr.

Obituary for John Franklin Stewart Sr.

John Franklin Stewart Sr., age 58, of Albia, passed away on March 17, 2018, at his home in Albia surrounded by his loved ones. 

John was born on May 27, 1959, in Bloomfield, IA, to Albert Sr. and Irene (Brown) Stewart. He grew up and attended school in Albia. He married Georgetta Lawrence in December of 1976 and she passed away in 1978. He married Terri Hopkins on January 30, 1987, in Albia and they shared 31 years of marriage prior to his passing. 

John worked for Chamberlains in Albia prior to going to work at Loren Lamb Roofing. He later worked for salvage yards, including Witt’s Auto Salvage and Courtney’s Car Crushing. John also worked for the City of Albia and Tom’s Tree Service. He was active and enjoyed bowling as well as doing things outdoors, such as fishing, camping, deer hunting, mowing, and attending and participating in demolition derbies. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren. 

John is survived by his wife, Terri Stewart of Albia; his children, Misty (Jimmie) Skinner of Corydon, Laura (Paul) Belt of Corydon, John Jr. (Pauletta Rhodes) Stewart of Albia, Jessica (Nick) Kendall of Albia, and Tyson Hackett of Albia; 4 sisters, Betty (Bob) Tidball of Chillicothe, Ruth Seidel of Rawlings, WY, Sandy (Jerry) McKim of Albia, and Rhonda (Paul) McKim of Albia; a brother, Albert Stewart Jr. of Ottumwa; 12 grandchildren, Austin, Jayden Joshua, Jacob, Rylie, Emily, Hayden, Taylor, Chayse, Blake, Jaxon, and Trinity; a sister-in-law, Jodi (John) Toopes; and his dog, Reggie. John is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends….and Uncle Joe. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Sr. and Irene; a wife, Georgetta Stewart; a grandchild, CJ Kendall in infancy; a brother, Carl Brown, Sr.; 2 sisters, Marie Cassatt and Patricia Stewart; a brother-in-law, LeRoy Seidel; his father and mother-in-law, Jim and Pat Hopkins; a very close friend, Greg DeMoss; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. John is also preceded in death by his beloved dog, Ozzie.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at the Tharp Funeral Home with John’s family present from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. to greet family and friends.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia. Burial will follow services at Selection Cemetery in Monroe County.
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Daddy

Shared by Misty Skinner on March 17, 2020
I miss you so much.  You are my heart and soul.  I know we had some hard times when I was younger but we made it though. When I we would argue we wouldn’t talk for a few days, but we couldn’t stay away from each other.  I love you so much....
Your Oldest Daughter Misty Skinner

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Shared by Misty Skinner on March 1, 2019

Gosh!!! I sure miss you. I still can’t go to your grave side yet. But I’ll see you Tuesday , because Kenny will be put to rest there. Love you guys, miss everyone of you guys.....Rhonda M

Brother (From Rhonda McKim)

Shared by Misty Skinner on February 10, 2019

Oh!!! Little brother. You have fought a hard battle of cancer. You we so strong. I know you kept fighting as long as you could. Will always miss you. I will always think of all my family that is in Heaven everyday. Love you so much, and miss you guys so much. Until we meet again.

Rhonda McKim