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Lindsey Allison (Cox) Schier

September 15, 1985 ~ October 27, 2018 (age 33)

Lindsey Allison Schier, 33, of Burlington, passed away surrounding by her family on Saturday evening, October 27, 2018, at her home in Burlington.

Born September 15, 1985, in Houston, TX, she was the daughter of Jason Charles and Mary Ellen Koller Cox. On June 8, 2013, she married Joshua Paul Schier in Houston, TX.

She was a 2004 graduate of Klein High School in Spring, TX. She graduated in 2008 from Baylor University in Waco, TX with her Bachelor of Arts with numerous honors, then in 2011 from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, MI with her Master's of Arts, and was a PhD candidate at Tulane in New Orleans, LA.  She had a life-long love of learning and travelled the world in pursuit of it, studying in London and Barcelona.

Lindsey had many interests. She loved reading, researching and writing history.  When not working, she relaxed by reading the Economist and searching for new recipes.  She was an amazing cook, loved spicy food, and would eat almost any cuisine. She took great pride in her vegetable garden, making sauce, salsa, and jelly from her vegetables.  She and Josh enjoyed cooking together. When travelling they loved to find new places to eat, and she was able to slowly broaden Josh’s very limited palette. She loved puzzles and Wheel of Fortune. She truly made her house a home, and loved to spend time there with Josh, where they would binge-watch their favorite shows and movies, read, or garden. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, friends and their children.  

Lindsey was the Co-Director of the Des Moines County Historical Society and took enormous pride in her work.  She found a kindred spirit in her co-director, Robin, and was truly fulfilled by her work. She enjoyed the challenge of creating displays, working on the Historical Society’s events, getting the Phelps House ready each season, and writing her weekly article, Out of the Attic, for the Burlington Hawk-Eye.

Survivors include her husband, Josh of Burlington; her parents, Jason and Mary Ellen Koller Cox of Spring, TX; her sister, Alissa (Colby) Boren of Spring, TX, her brother, Eric Cox of Spring, TX; and her mother-in-law and father-in law, Donald and Beverly Schier of Burlington; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws that loved and cherished her.   

The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Friday, November 2, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Lindsey will be 10:00 AM Saturday, November 3, 2018, at First United Methodist Church with Reverend Melisa Bracht-Wagner officiating.  Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Historical Society Roof Fund, 501 N. 4th St., Burlington, IA 52601.  This was one of the final projects she worked on and it’s completion was near and dear to her heart.


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