OBITUARY - MERLYN LEE MATHANY
Merlyn L. MATHANY was born September 15, 1933, near Beaconsfield, Iowa, to Francis and Lela (ELLISON) MATHANY and
departed this life on June 11, 2001 at his home in Des Moines, Iowa.
He attended schools at Zwick, Beaconsfield and
Mount Ayr. Mr. MATHANY was in the U.S. Army for nine and one-half years, part fo that time with the 11th Airborne and
was stationed in Germany for two and one-half years. he has lived inthe Des Moines and Carlisle areas and he retired
He is survived by his wife Phyllis of Des Moines; sons Stephen MATHANY of Carlisle and
Chris POWELL of Pleasantville; daughters Sandra LOCKHART of Dallas Center, Penny FREEMAN of Carlisle and Laura
HAWORTH of Indianola and 9 grandchildren.
Mr. MATHANY is also survived by brothers Jerry of Beaconsfield, Dave of
Indianola and Richard of Dedham; sisters Dorris (sic, should be Doris) DAILEY of Bayard, Merna LAIRD of Spencer, Loretta KELLY of Afton,
Lenore NEWTON of Ankeny, Sue MONTUFAR of Ft. Dodge, and Donna HINDERKS of Osage.
He was preceded in death by a brother,
Funeral services were held Friday, June 15, 2001 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with
Pastor Frank MUELLER, Jr. officiating. Casket bearers were Richard ELMER, Bill QUICK, Ron NEWTON, James ELMER,
Vance BRINER and Ron KELLY. Musical selections were Go Rest High On the Mountain and My Heart Will Go On.
Mr. MATHANY was laid to rest in the Oliver Cemetery, Kellerton, Iowa.
be made to Beaconsfield United Methodist Church.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2009
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