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Marvel Lou Benedict

Posted September 06, 2013 in Obituaries, Greene County

August 25, 1956- September 4, 2013

Marvel Benedict

Marvel Benedict

Marvel Lou Benedict was born August 25, 1956 in Des Moines Iowa to Opal June Baldy and John Emmo Blackford and died September 4, 2013 at her home in Bagley.
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Hastings Funeral Home
Perry, Iowa
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Bagley, Iowa
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Marvel grew up in Martensdale and graduated from St. Mary Catholic School in 1974. She worked in restaurants as a waitress and married Michael Dudney November 27, 1979. Amy Lou was born to the couple and they made their home in Redfield. On November 27, 1979 Marvel married Douglas Benedict and the couple lived in Bagley. Doug adopted Amy Lou and then the couple had their other daughter Nancy on December 30, 1980. Marvel worked at Meadow Gold, for the City of Bagley, the Faux General Store in Bagley and then she and Doug purchased the Rockin Horse Lounge in Perry. Marvel enjoyed camping and fishing along with crocheting. Marvel was preceded in death by her parents and husband Doug. She is survived by daughters Amy Jabaay (Joe) of Ames and Nancy Hurley of Perry; two grandsons, James Ross and Devin Ross; three grand-daughters, Cheyanne, Cadence and Chloe Hurley; brothers John Blackford Jr. (Gayla) of Florida and Rock Blackford (Tana) of New Virginia, Iowa; ten brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, Sylvia Wright of Bloomington, MN; Lorral Rinner (Ronald) of Yale, IA; Ronald Benedict (Crystal) of Panora, IA; Harold Benedict of Milton Free Water, OR; Kathryn Hupp of Panora, IA: Esther Sommars of Des Moines, IA; Cynthia Norton (Randy) of Milton Free Water, OR; Michael Benedict (Tammy) of Bagley, IA; Barbara Carstens (Dean) of Edwardville, IL and Deborah Ruggless (Stacey) of Mitchellville, Ia. aunts and uncles and many friends. Memorials in the name of the family can be sent to Hastings Funeral Home, Box 204, 1417 2nd St, Perry, Iowa 50220.

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Hastings Funeral Home
1417 Second Street
Perry, IA 50220

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