Lorraine Sherman Jata, daughter of Harvey Malone and Gladys Straughter, was born Sept. 16, 1956 in Natchez, Mississippi and died Sept. 10, 2017 at Dallas County Hospital in Perry, Iowa at the age of 60.


As a young child her family moved to Providence, R.I. where she received her education. Lorraine was united in Marriage on March 21, 1992 to Augusto Jata. The couple moved to Perry, Iowa in 1995. For 17 years Lorraine commuted every day to Osceola foods where she was a dedicated employee. Lorraine loved to travel, enjoyed music especially the Blues. She loved being with people and her family said she was the hostage with the mostess. All of her life, she was known as a very hard worker.


Lorraine was preceded by her father and a sister Glynnis. Lorraine’s memory will be cherished by her husband Augusto of Perry, Iowa; her mother Gladys Straughter; Augusto’s son Augusto Jr of Des Moines, Iowa; Daughter Nadia Fonseca (Tony) of Spain; Granddaughter Nilmai Fonseca. A host of sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews will miss her greatly.