OBITUARY - MAONA (BROWN) STERMOLE
Maona Brown STERMOLE, daughter of Allie & Hazel (KING) BROWN, was born on June 11, 1914 near Blockton, Iowa. She
passed away at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa on January 8, 2009.
Following graduation from Blockton High School in 1931, Maona moved to Des Moines 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 into 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; a sister Mildred NORRIS & her husband Dolan.
She is survived by a son Wayne WERTEZ & wife Nancy of Pleasant Hill, IA; two brothers Rex BROWN & wife Bernice of
Blockton and Laverne BROWN & wife Annabell of Bedford, IA; a sister-in-law Joe Dean BROWN of Clearfield, IA; several
nieces, nephews and many friends.
Memorials are to Friends of Families; C/O Rev. Scott Marcum 303 King St. Blockton, IA 50836
Services were held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., Highland Memory Garden, Des Moines, Iowa.
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