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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 11, 2016

Arletta Marnell Marsh

Nov 28, 2016

Arletta Marnell Marsh, 86, of Farmington, died on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, at her home.

Friends may call after 1 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Farmington United Methodist Church, where the family will meet with friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Farmington United Methodist Church, with Rev. Michael Elrod and Dawn Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Greenglade Cemetery, in Farmington.

Memorials may be made to the Farmington United Methodist Church or the Farmington Library. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.net. The Schmitz Funeral Home, of Farmington, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Marsh was born on Jan. 11, 1930, in Donnellson, the daughter of Glenn Bryan and Myra Goebel Jannings. She was a graduate of Farmington High School and Iowa Wesleyan College. On June 4, 1950, at Farmington, she married William Vandale Marsh.

She taught for six years in rural schools in Lee County, she later retired from the Harmony School District after 36 years. Following her retirement, she continued to substitute teach in the Harmony Schools.

She was a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church.

She enjoyed gardening, working with children, flowers, reading, playing cards, making sugar cookies and spending time with her family.

Marsh is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Terry) Stence, of Ft. Madison; one son, Tom (Lola) Marsh, of Bonaparte; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Glendolyne Moore, of New London.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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