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Since I was a sophomore in High School, I have always admired, Mary's mom.
When my family moved to the Hayes township, is when I met Mary in High School.
Bill, went all 12 grades of school with Mary, so he at the time knew Mary and her family a lot longer than I did.
Throughout our high school years, Mary, had a couple parties, at her house on the farm. I can remember several of Mary's friends being there, and of coarse

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Posted by: Sandy & Bill Rolles - valley, NE - Family Friend   Sep 01, 2020

Mary, so sorry to hear the news and for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Take Care.

Posted by: Mark McGaffin - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Aug 31, 2020

It was such a privilege having Mom live near my husband and me in Ankeny for six years following Dad's death. We made so many memories through our daily visits, phone calls, working together, helping others, meeting my friends, church, family gatherings, and so many other activities. I will always picture her standing in the door waving as I drove away after every visit. I miss her so much in so many ways but I will do my best to honor her and continue to keep her close in my heart.

Posted by: Mary Johnsom - Ankeny, IA - Daughter   Aug 30, 2020


Posted by: JO ANN FARBER - Sister   Aug 29, 2020

What a marvelous, wonderful, Wonder Woman! I was always amazed by the fact that Wilma, at the age of 102, still lived independently, was serving meals to the elderly at her Church, couldn't receive a hand written happy day note without immediately writing you back, and always had a smile and a positive can do attitude. I will always be grateful to Wilma and Frank for giving me the greatest gift of alla forever best friend, Shirley Laird. My thoughts are with you and your entire family.
Love to you all, Cheryl.

Posted by: Cheryl Crumpecker - Kansas City, MO - Family Friend   Aug 29, 2020

Wilma was a remarkable woman.She was full of love and joy for family and life.

Thank you Shirley for introducing me to your Mom and inviting me to share road trips to visit her.
She made me feel welcome and special. I always came away feeling joy, admiration and a little wiser.
Tom and I marveled at the notes that she sent us over the years.
They were thoughtful, sincere and written with perfect penmanship.
We kept each and every note and every once in

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Posted by: Cathy and Tom McCoy - Kansas City, MO - Family Friend   Aug 28, 2020

I remember Wilma and George fondly from my time as pastor at Storm Lake UMC. 103 years of love and smiles is a blessing. My prayers are with you as you celebrate and grieve.

Posted by: Rev. Beverlee Bell - Urbandale, IA - Friend   Aug 28, 2020

Wilma was such a nice loving and caring person. Frank and her left many good memories along with there dog Timmy.

Posted by: Jane Meyer - Alta, IA - Friend   Aug 28, 2020

Wilma was a close friend of my mother Helen Langner who passed away last May. A little over two years ago I was able to bring mother, also a Storm Lake native, to Ankeny to visit Wilma after she had moved to Ankeny. I sat in her apartment and witnessed seeing the great pleasure they had talking with each other. My mother was an avid reader as was Wilma. Wilma and my mother had corresponded via "snail mail" and mother

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Posted by: Mike Langner - Ankeny, IA - Acquaintance   Aug 28, 2020

Mary and Lory, Thinking of you and sending prayers for comfort For your sorrow, joy in your great memories, and peace for your soul.

We are having the same week with the death of Terry's mom at 99 on Tuesday.

Take care of yourselves.

Posted by: Carolyn and Terry Smith - Sioux City, IA - Family Friend   Aug 27, 2020