Florence Merical Obituary

Florence Marie Merical
Florence Marie Merical
Florence Marie Merical

February 10, 1937 - February 24, 2007
Born in Adel, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Florence Marie Merical died Feb. 24, 2007, early afternoon at her home. Her physical body gave in, her spirit of life well always be with us.

Marie was born in Adel on Feb. 10, 1937 to John and Maude Sheaffer. After living and attending school in Adel, She married Gordon( Punch) Merical July 3, 1934, they would have been together 73 years, had Punch lived. The two shared in the raising five children: Richard, Gordon and Charles of Adel, Jack of Denver CO, and William of Granite, OK. These five children gave Marie 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Marie is preceded in death by her husband, Gordon; her parents, John and Maude Sheaffer; two brothers, Keith and Bryon; three sisters, France, Bernice and Roberta; a son, Richard; two grandsons, Philip and Rockne. Marie is survived by four sons, Gordon ( Irene) of Adel Jack (Glenna) of Denver, CO,. Charles (Pat) of Adel and William (Dianna) of Granite, OK. 13 grandchildren 19 great- grandchildren

While passionate about the people who surrounded her Marie was involved in CWF , gardening, candy making, decorating cakes collecting, her many salt and pepper shakers, but most of all her enjoyment of reading her Bible. We all enjoyed many years of fun and laughter being around her. Marie was the glue that held us all together she well be greatly missed.

Visitation is Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Brandt Chapels in Dallas Center. Funeral services are held Thursday, March 1, First Christian Church in Adel at 10 a.m. Pastor Tony Thurston is officiating. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Iles Funeral Homes was in charged of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Central Iowa or First Christian Church of Adel.


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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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First Christian Church of Adel
218 North 9th Street
Adel, IA US 50003
Thursday, March 1, 2007
10:00 AM
Oakdale Cemetery-Adel
Adel, IA US
Thursday, March 1, 2007
10:00 AM