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Maona M. Brown Stemole

MAONA BROWN STERMOLE, DAUGHTER OF ALLIE AND HAZEL (KING) BROWN WAS BORN ON JUNE 11, 1914 NEAR BLOCKTON, IA.  SHE PASSED AWAY AT CLEARVIEW HOME IN MOUNT AYR, IA ON JANUARY 8, 2009.

FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM BLOCKTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1931, MAONA MOVED TO DES MOINES, IA WHERE SHE WORKED AT VARIOUS JOBS UNTIL TAKING A JOB AT YOUNKERS WHERE SHE WORKED UNTIL RETIREMENT.

IN 1941 SHE MARRIED JOSEPH STERMOLE, WHO ALSO WORKED AT YOUNKERS.  THEY MADE THEIR HOME IN WINDSOR HEIGHTS UNTIL JOE PASSED AWAY IN 1994.  MAONA MOVED TO CLEARVIEW HOME IN MOUNT AYR IN FEBRUARY OF 2004.

    MAONA WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HER HUSBAND, JOE; HER PARENTS, ALLIE & HAZEL BROWN; A SON, LARRY WERTEZ; A BROTHER, KENNETH BROWN AND HIS WIFE, VIRGINIA; A BROTHER, ELTON BROWN AND A SISTER MILDRED NORRIS AND HER HUSBAND, DOLAN.

SHE IS SURVIVED BY A SON WAYNE WERTZ AND WIFE NANCY OF PLEASANT HILL; TWO BROTHERS, REX BROWN AND WIFE BERNICE OF BLOCKTON, IA AND LAVERNE BROWN AND WIFE, ANNABELL OF BEDFORD, IA; A SISTER-IN-LAW, JODENE BROWN OF CLEARFIELD, IA AND SEVERAL NIECES, NEPHEWS AND MANY FRIENDS.

MEMORIALS ARE TO FRIENDS OF FAMILIES, C/O SCOTT MARCUM 303 KING STREET, BLOCKTON, IA  50836.

GRAVESIDE SERVICES WERE HELD AT HIGHLAND MEMORY GARDENS IN DES MOINES, IA ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2009, WITH REV. SCOTT MARCUM OFFICIATING.  WATSON-WILSON AND ARMSTRONG FUNERAL HOME HANDLED THE ARRANGEMENTS.

 

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