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Emmeline Wynn

Posted December 10, 2012 in Obituaries, Urbandale

October 19, 1927 – December 8, 2012

Emmeline Wynn

Emmeline Wynn, age 85, passed from this life to the arms of her Savior early Saturday morning, December 8th, surrounded by her beloved family.

“Emmy” was born on October 19, 1927, in a log cabin built by her father, in rural White Lake, Wisconsin to Noah and Fern (Darling) Weeks. She graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1945. During WWII, she served her country through her work at the Pentagon. Following her time in Washington D.C. she married Robert “Bob” Wynn in Ottumwa, IA; they later took up residence in Des Moines where she worked for the Iowa Department of Personnel.

Emmeline attended First Assembly of God church where she was active for many years in a variety of ministries. She will be remembered for her passion to share Christ with others through the quilt ministry, food pantry, preparing breakfast casserole for the homeless, nursery care, and as coordinator for funeral dinners. Emmy was a regular attender of Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered at Iowan’s For Life. She loved to cook and bake, as everyone who ever tasted her cut-out sugar cookies, and numerous pies will attest. Her home was a respite of hospitality for family, friends and loved ones. She also shared her talents as an excellent seamstress by making lap quilts as part of First Assembly’s Joy Fellowship. She was a good steward and investor with all of her resources, stretching a dollar immeasurably, with the intent of being able to share and give, not to keep. Her life was an accurate reflection of the woman of Proverbs Chapter 31. Emmy loved to travel and enjoyed several trips to Europe and across America with the Des Moines Volksport Club. She believed in being active and took great joy in experiencing all that her Creator had placed in this world.

She is survived by her sons: Bob (Jean) Wynn of Globe, AZ; Chris (Shari) Wynn of St. Louis, MO; daughters: Linda (Bob) Monserrate of Clive; Pat (Rick) Meiners of Des Moines; and Becky Heth of Johnston; sister Marilyn (Robert) Lawson of Ottumwa; brother James Weeks of Ottumwa; daughter-in-law Marian Wynn of Des Moines; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Emmeline is preceded in death by her parents Noah and Fern, husband Robert, brother Norris Weeks, sister June Weeks, step-son Gerald Wynn, and grandsons Michael Wynn, and K.D. Heth, Jr.

Visitation will be Wednesday, December 12, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the main sanctuary of First Assembly of God Church. Funeral services will be held at Noon on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at First Assembly. Friends and family are welcome to share a meal at First Assembly following the service. Graveside services and Interment will be at Noon the following day Friday, December 14 at Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa, IA.

Please send memorials to First Assembly of God, 2725 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines Iowa, 50310, or to Calcutta Mercy Ministries, 101 North 8th Street, P.O Box S, Griffin, GA 30224 (

Iles Funeral Homes ~ Westover Chapel

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

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