Marilyn Lumsdon Obituary

Marilyn  Lumsdon
Marilyn Lumsdon
Marilyn Lumsdon

June 14, 1933 - July 12, 2021
Born in Ottumwa, Iowa
Resided in Johnston, Iowa
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Marilyn Ann Lumsdon, 88, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021, at Brio of Johnston, IA, formerly of Urbandale, Iowa. Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, July 17, 2021, at Westover Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Marilyn was born June 14, 1933, in Ottumwa, IA, to Albert and Louise (Anderson) Burnaugh. She married Robert Lumsdon on July 5, 1953, in Ottumwa, Iowa. Together they enjoyed 46 years of marriage.

Marilyn worked for Younkers for many years. She also volunteered with Lutheran Church of Hope and at the Iowa Methodist Gift Shop over the years. But her true passion was her family and she was an exemplary homemaker.

She enjoyed making ceramics and cross stitching. Marilyn played Bridge with her friends and family. Over the years, she traveled extensively, even traveling as far as England where she was able to meet her childhood pen pal. Marilyn liked to entertain and was an avid Hawkeye Fan.

Marilyn is survived by her daughters, Marcia (Dennis) Tolbert of Salisbury, NC, Karen (Doug) Carper of Ankeny, IA, Kristen (Curt) Hartman of Grimes, IA; son, Kevin Lumsdon of Palm Springs, CA; brother, Jerry (Pat) Burnaugh of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Debbie (Dave) Lee of Milliken, CO; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents; and infant sister, Kathy.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, July 16, 2021, at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines. Contributions may be made to Wesley Life Hospice or Lutheran Church of Hope.




Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, July 16, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, July 17, 2021
11:00 AM


Lutheran Church of Hope
925 74th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Hospice of Wesley Acres
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312