Marlys Joanne Luscombe, 69, 8198 Balsam Ave., Klemme, Iowa, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at her home. A funeral service was held at the Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa. According to her wishes, her body has been cremated.
Kathy Gallaher, age 60, of Joice, Iowa, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, Iowa.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Joice with Pastor Bill Peters officiating.
Kathleen Fern (Hrubetz) Gallaher was born on March 9, 1952 in Mason City to parents Charles and Lucille (Knudtson) Hrubetz of Northwood, Iowa. She attended and graduated from Northwood High School, where she made many close and lifelong friends.
Kathy moved to Joice, where her two children, Rhonda and Derek, were born. Kathy worked at AC Neilson, the Joice Meat Locker, Winnebago Industries, and spent some time volunteering at Lake Mills Community School. She began working at Fleetguard/Cummins in Lake Mills in 1987, where she proudly served the company with an exemplary work ethic just a couple months shy of 25 years.
During her employment at Fleetguard/Cummins, she met David Gallaher. On May 27, 1995, Kathy and Dave were united into marriage at Bethany Lutheran Church in Joice. The couple made their home in rural Joice, where they created many wonderful memories filled with laughter and serving one another in love.
For Kathy, the relationships she formed with others was the most important thing in her life. She was constantly thinking and concerned for others, and more often than not, put others needs before her own.
Dorance Baack, 79, of Clear Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa.
Sharon Lynn (Prull) Abbas, 72, Clear Lake, Iowa, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 at the I.O.O.F. Home in Mason City, Iowa.
A funeral service for Sharon will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 at the United Methodist
Jerry Parmley, former director of Veterans Affairs, Worth County, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, at his home surrounded by family. He fought a hard battle and is now at peace.
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