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Thursday, December 18, 2014 N/Warren Town and County News Page Five Services were held at First Christian Church in Des Moines Monday, Dec. 8, for Marian Easter, 97, Des Moines, who died Thursday, Dec. 4, at her home. Graveside service was at the Norwalk Cem- etery. Marian Wilma Strey- ffeler was born March 12, 1917 in Red Oak to Opal and Harlan Vernon Strey- ffeler. She was the oldest of five children. The family moved all over Iowa throughout her childhood before settling in Des Moines. She attended Drake University, graduat- ing in 1939. She taught sec- ond grade two years in Pella before her marriage. At Drake, she met the love of her life, Don Eas- ter. They were married June 1, 1941, the start of a 70-year marriage. She stayed home and reared their five children, teach- ing them the love of edu- cation and reading, appre- ciation for the beauty of nature, and the value of music, independence, good citizenship and hos- pitality. She taught Sunday school and helped with the youth group at First Chris- tian Church. She also served on the boards of the Des Moines Playhouse and Broadlawns Hospital and helped children at Hanawalt Elementary School with their reading. Mrs. Easter was a life- long reader who was a faithful member of an AAUW book group for more than 40 years. She read two newspapers ev- OBITUARY MARIAN EASTER Marian Easter ery day and was a great fan of Jane Austin. She loved flowers and birds in all their variety and the joy of the changing sea- sons. She was known for her kindness and hospi- tality to everyone. She enjoyed looking after her grandchildren and visits from her great-grandchil- dren. Don and Marian trav- eled all over the world. They especially enjoyed ballroom dancing at Cas- fie Club, attending perfor- mances of classical music and opera and summer weekends at the family cottage on Clear Lake. They were devoted sup- porters of Drake Univer- sity, Des Moines Metro Opera, Des Moines Sym- phony, the National Be- nevolent Association and I CHURCFE, Lnd SOCIALI Bevington Garden Club many other community or- ganizations. She was preceded in death by her son, Dennis, and her husband, Don. Survivors include her children, David (Maud) of Alban NY, Paul (Sandy) of Des Moines, Martha Easter- Wells (Kriss) of LeClaire and Jane Easter Bahls (Steve) of Rock Island, IL; daughter-in-law, Jan Stump (Layton) of West Des Moines; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchil- dren, going on 10. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or the Des Moines Symphony. The flavor that consumers think of as bubble gum is a combination of winter- green, vanilla and cassia, a form of cinnamon. Call 911 for emergencie s ! IOWA MILITIA your freedoms are at risk NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING Monday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m. Norwalk Easter Public Library Public Welcome Season's Greetings I OUR HOLIDAY HOURS 1 Wednesday, Dee. 24, Closing at Noon Thursday, Dec. 25, Closed Thursday, Jan. 1, Closed If you should need medical attention during these closures, call our office number, 285-3200, and the answering service staff will assist you. From all of us at UNITYPOINT CLINIC FAMILY MEDICINE AT NORWALK, I have a safe and happy holiday! I Lori Miller, DO Patricia Newland, MD William Chase, MD Andrea Silvers, MD Jason Brehmer, DO Callie Waller, DO 515-285-3200 801 Colonial Circle Our clinic participates with most major insurance carriers. H U nit000"mt Clinic I The Bevington Garden Club met at the Lyons Hall in Martensdale Wednes- day, Nov. 19. After con- ducting business, Nancy Meyer gave an informative program on Iowa Winter Birds. After listening to the-program, club mem- bers made edible orna- ments to attract our win- ter birds. A tree was do- nated by Dixon's Tree Farm on which the edible ornaments will be hung. The tree will be placed at the Norwalk Care Center. Pies were made by members of the Bevington Garden Club to be deliv- ered to the Norwalk Care Center for the residents for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Members were invited to a Christmas Party by the Winterset Garden Club to be held at the Madison County Museum. Eight members were able to at- tend the supper and pre- sentation on using winter greens to decorate. The December meeting will be held at the home of Kim Downs. The program will be Christmas Cheer and a gift exchange. Christmas pictures of members while a child should be interesting. For further information on the Bevington Garden Club, contact one of the members or Dona King, 515-480-1343. New Life Hosts Holiday Dinner New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., Norwalk, hosted a holiday meal for all those who regularly use the Norwalk Area Food Pan- try (also hosted at the church). Many individuals and families that regularly uti- lize the food pantry took part in the meal Wednes- da3 Dec. 10, from 5-7 p.m. The idea for the meal came from a women's group within the church that wanted to take the con- cepts of loving and serving our neighbors to a whole new level. Various groups from New Life provided, do- nated and served the meal Wednesday evening. With the success of this holiday meal, plans are being made to serve a hot meal perhaps even three to four times a year. Rose Patterson To Observe 95th Birthday Christmas Eve Day, Wednesday. Dec. 24, Rose Patterson of Norwalk will observe her 95th birthday. She is a long-time resident of Norwalk and is a mem- ber of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. Her three sons attended Norwalk schools. Her friend, Anita Gogerty, is hosting a card shower for Rose. You may send her birthday greet- ings to 5678 Delaware St., Norwalk, IA 50211. [ Deadline for ads, I legals and stories is Noon Friday! Gustafson Appointed Committee Vice Chair Rep. Stan Gustafson House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) re- cently announced that Rep. Stan Gustafson (R- Cumming) will serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Judiciary commit- tee. "Rep. Gustafson is a dedicated legislator who constantly works across party lines to find commonsense solutions to Iowa's challenges," said Paulsen. Gustafson was also ap- BARBERS UNLIMITED pointed to the following committees: Economic Growth, Veterans Affairs, Human Resources, Inter- national Relations and the Justice Systems budget subcommittee. The legislative session begins January 12, 2015. 0000iiii:i 00ii!i 1043 Sunset Dr,, Norwalk 981-9011 We will be closed December 26 and 27. 14appy I-Iolldag=... from ovatgona at Barbara Unlimited. ,011 ,=an ,