August 7, 2017


Shawna Nepple, 34, of Omaha, Nebraska, and formerly of Carroll, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, in Omaha.

Funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll.  Officiating clergy will be the Revs. Joyce Webb and John Hubers.  Music will be by Nancy Davis.  Casket bearers will be Mathew Hubers, Alexander Hubers, Andrew Bouma, Mark Jewell, Scott Nepple and Chris Mount. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family to be used to establish a college fund for Shawna and Kevin’s children.

Online condolences may be left for Shawna’s family at    

Shawna Lynn Nepple was born on Dec. 20, 1982, at Lima, Ohio, a daughter of James Hubers and LaVonne DeJong.  At a young age Shawna and her family moved to Minneapolis and later Spirit Lake, Iowa, before settling in Carroll, Iowa.  Shawna graduated a semester early from Carroll High School in 2001 and immediately enrolled in the nursing program at Des Moines Area Community College in Carroll, where she earned her nursing degree.

On Oct. 15, 2005, Shawna married Kevin Nepple at First United Methodist Church in Carroll, and the couple made their home in Carroll for four years before moving to Omaha.  Shawna enjoyed going to the gym where she passionately ran and lifted weights. She was known for her artistic side, and enjoyed any art.  Shawna had a special place in her heart for animals, as she adopted many stray cats and dogs and helped them find a new home.  She loved to travel, especially to Colorado, and the mountains. Shawna treasured classic cars and car shows. Shawna will be remembered for her hard work, dedication, and being there for anyone who needed her help.  

Shawna is survived by her husband, Kevin Nepple of Omaha; their children: Kyler, Ethan and Aida, all at home; her father: James (Laura Comito) of Carroll; her mother: LaVonne DeJong of Denison; her siblings: Vanessa (Mark) Jewell of Omaha, Mathew Hubers of Des Moines, Alexander Hubers of Des Moines, Andrew Bouma of Carroll, Carolyn Hall of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth (Mike) Hall of San Francisco, California, Kelsey Hall of Carroll and Joshua Hall of Carroll; her father- and mother-in-law: Don and Bev Nepple; her sister-in-law: Shelly (Chris) Mount of Omaha; her brother-in-law: Scott (Delores) Nepple of Lake City; her paternal grandmother: Margaret Hubers of Orange City; her maternal grandfather: Samuel DeJong; two close friends: Tom Barbour of Spirit Lake and Rachel Timmermans of Carroll; as well as other extended relatives, and many friends.

Shawna was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, H. Dale Hubers, and her maternal grandmother, Nellie DeJong.