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Shellsburg mayor-elect dies before taking office

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The mayor-elect of Shellsburg has died just days before she was set to take office.

According to Cedar Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 70-year-old Joyce Pence died at her home in Shellsburg on Friday. There's no information on how she died.

Pence was elected mayor for a 2-year term in the November election, and was going to take office during the city council's next meeting in January.

A memorial service is scheduled for Friday at the Wildcat Golf Course Clubhouse.

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