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Lorna Jean Wesely

Aug 02, 2013

Lorna Jean Wesely 85, Lockridge, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. There will be no funeral service. Burial will be in the Lockridge Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Lockridge Fire and Rescue in her memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant is caring for her arrangements

She was born on March 17, 1928, in Burlington and was the daughter of Dillon and Nina Spangler Graff. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. She was united in marriage to George Wesely on March 26, 1948. She had worked at Sheaffer Pen Company in Mt. Pleasant for several years. She and her husband farmed in the Trenton and White Oak area, and later bought their own farm northeast of Lockridge in 1964. She was a member of the New Sweden United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband; her children; Mike (Marsha) Wesely of Lockridge, Dan (Kay) Wesely of Salem, Jackie McLachlan of Mt. Pleasant, Dennis (Julie) Wesely, Curtus Wesely and Karla Schafer all of Lockridge; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; two sisters; Betty Ross of Mt. Pleasant and Glenda Bottorff of Adel.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Gerald.


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