Keota  Gordon Sherman
Keota Gordon Sherman

September 28, 1928 - October 11, 2020
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Keota Agla Gordon Sherman, 92, of Carlisle, IA formerly of Des Moines, passed away on October 11, 2020, at the Carlisle Care Center.

Keota was born September 28, 1928, daughter of Leon Walter and Bernice O’Dessa (O’Dell) Hardenbrook. She received her education in Des Moines and graduated from North High School.

She married Donald R. Gordon December 31, 1946, in Kansas City, KS. They made their home most of their married life in Des Moines where Keota worked for Holiday Inn, Sears, Fort Des Moines Hotel, and the YWCA. Following Donald’s death in 1990 she continued to live in Des Moines and on June 15, 1997 married Robert Sherman who later died.

She was a member of the Phi Sigma Alpha Business Sorority and served as President of 13 chapters. Her greatest joy was spending time in the kitchen cooking for her family.
Keota was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and a brother Kenneth Hardenbrook.

She is survived by her sons Donald (Patricia) Gordon and Russell (Julie) Gordon both of Des Moines and a daughter; Connie (Edward) Hotchkiss of St. Petersburg, FL, four grandchildren; Sonny Hotchkiss, Christopher Hotchkiss, Rebecca (Michael) Wutzke and Eric (Sarah) Gordon, 14 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren and sister Jeannine Ellsworth of Orlando, FL.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Glendale Cemetery.

Please visit Keota’s obituary for a Live Stream of the services beginning at 12:45 p.m. Friday.





Graveside services
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Friday, October 16, 2020
1:00 PM