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Wilma McFarlin

Posted December 31, 2014 in Des Moines West, Obituaries, West Des Moines
Wilma H. McFarlin, 90, died December 28, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Burial will be in Winterset, Iowa and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Wilma McFarlin

Wilma McFarlin

Wilma was born February 1, 1924 in Glenvil, Nebraska to John Loschen and Hazel (Hilligas) Loschen. Her family moved to Iowa in 1927 where she graduated from Earlham High School. Wilma married Charles McFarlin on September 30, 1944 and they shared 56 years of marriage before Charles’s death in 2000. They had three children: Linda, Christy and David. Wilma was a homemaker most of her life and was a valued church and community volunteer. She and Chuck lived in Van Meter, Iowa, moving later to Winterset, Iowa, where they lived for many years. They then moved to Clinton, Missouri to be near their son David and his family. Eight years ago, Wilma returned to live out her years in Des Moines, Iowa.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Charles, her mother, father and sister Betty. She is survived by her children Linda Hall (Steve), Christy Brown (Jim), and David McFarlin (Julie). Also surviving are her seven grandchildren Pamela, Melissa, Angela, Steven, Sarah, Ben and Seth as well as 15 great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel

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