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Ruth “Marilyn” Reeves

Posted August 19, 2013 in Obituaries, Windsor Heights

November 15, 1927 – August 18, 2013

Marilyn Reeves

Marilyn Reeves

Ruth “Marilyn” Reeves, 85, passed away at Urbandale Health Care Center on August 18, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 21 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 22 at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery.

Marilyn was born December 15, 1927 in Des Moines to Herb and Ada (Schoenfeld) Broad. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines. Marilyn was united in marriage to Elten “Al” Reeves on November 27, 1947 in the Reeves family home. Marilyn’s work career included multiple insurance jobs in Des Moines, dental office manager for Dr. Phil Vesey and dining hostess at Meth Wick Manor, both in Cedar Rapids. Marilyn loved her family and friends and enjoyed embroidering, crocheting, reading, bingo and shopping.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Elten “Al” Reeves, Windsor Heights; daughter, Sharon K. Reeves, Cedar Rapids; brother, Gerald Broad, Del Mar, CA and his family; and cousins, David (Carole) Roemer. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Marilyn’s family would like to thank special friends, Char Rundall and Karen Talbott; neighbor, Brian Dunker and Barb Fatino and Benton McClaran of hospice for all of their love and support.

Memorials may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310 or Camp Courageous, PO Box 418, Monticello, IA 52310.


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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