Former sports reporter dies

Former Iola Register sports reporter Jocelyn Sheets passed away on Monday at the age of 64 years old. She also worked at the Southeast Missourian and the Newton Daily News.


August 24, 2022 - 12:50 PM

Jocelyn Sheets, age 64, died Monday, Aug. 22, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., where she worked as a copy editor and paginator for the Southeast Missourian.

She previously had worked as a sports editor at the Newton Daily News in Newton, Iowa, and at The Iola Register. 

Her sister, Stephanie McDonald of Richmond, said a service in Iola is in the planning stages. 

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