Shelly Rae Huffer

Shelly Rae Huffer

Shelly Rae Huffer


Shelly Rae Huffer of Marion, IA, at the age of 60, passed away unexpectedly on June 15th, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospital.

Shelly was born August 17th, 1963, to Joseph F. and Doris L. Floyd in Cedar Rapids, IA. Shelly graduated from Prairie High School in 1981. After graduating from the Kirkwood Floriculture Program, she became an Iowa Master Florist and worked for many different companies including Cedar Memorial and Ross Driscoll. Later, Shelly became self-employed and ran her own floral business, Lasting Expressions. Her creativity went well beyond her beautiful floral arrangements which included custom cakes, crafts and holiday decor.

Shelly had a great love for God, her family and friends. She volunteered many hours in the church, which included the Passion Play, women’s ministry and much more.

Shelly was preceded in death by her parents; Joseph F. and Doris L. Floyd, sisters; Sandra (Rev. Donald) Gail, and Sherry Winters.

Shelly is survived by her husband, Dennis Huffer, Sister; Susan (Leslie) Feyerabend, three children; April (Jermiah) Kruckenberg, Brittany (Jason) Feight and Courtney (Christopher) Ridgway, six grandchildren; Noah, Charlotte, Ruby, Harper, Katherine and Levi, Brother-in-law; Micheal Winters and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, June 24th from 4pm-6pm. The memorial service will be Tuesday, June 25th at 10:30am. Both will be held at Radiant Church in Cedar Rapids and officiated by Pastor Rick Gail. A livestream of the funeral service may be accessed on the Radiant Church website. Donations and gifts can be sent to Radiant Church.

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Arrangements by Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

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