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“she was a beautiful lady ”
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2 of 8 | Posted by: ronald machir - des moines, IA

“Dear Paula and Mark, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Our parents are such an important part of our lives. Even tho I did not...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Pam Newberry - Williamsburh, IA

“ONA was a good person , who loved her family . My prayers & thoughts are with you. God bless you . ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Bessie Page

“Sorry to hear of Ona's passing, I hope the family finds the strenth to get through this difficult time. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Huxford

“My heart goes out to the entire family during these tough times. I remember when I was overdue with Tracee and she had me drink mineral oil and...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Collins - Runnells, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. We are praying for all the family.♡I chatted with Ona many times in the north foyer at Berean. Wonderful lady!&...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Steve and Lorraine Hansen - IA

“We are sorry for your loss and pray the the Lord's peace for all of you. ”
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Ona Mae Machir, 77, of Des Moines passed away December 31, 2016.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4th, also at the funeral home.
Ona was born January 9, 1939 in Houston, Missouri, a daughter of John and Winnie Hartman. During her childhood, they moved to Iowa, and Ona graduated from McCallsburg High School. She was proud of being on the School basketball team.
She moved to Des Moines, and went to work for Look magazine. She met and married Ronald Machir, and together, they made their home in Des Moines since 1958.
She worked at AMF in Des Moines for many years, and then went to work for Casey's, for nearly 20 years, until her retirement in 2001.
Ona enjoyed being home and spending time with her family, and was an excellent caregiver for her husband Ron. In their nearly 59 years of marriage, they shared a tremendous amount of love for one another.
Ona is survived by her husband Ronald; children, Ronald (Deb) Machir, Penny (Danny) Hawxby, Pam (Randy) West, Paula (Mark) Ruths, and Patty (Kris) Robinson; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Linda Wright Skip Hamburg, Nancy Brown, and Debbie Carr; 1 sister in-law, Arvella machir; and many friends, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her special dog, buddy.