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Ida Mae Dennis
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Ida Mae Dennis was born August 31, 1938 to Harley and Dorothy (McCoskey) Mellinger in Webster City, Iowa. Ida Mae and Deane Dennis were married on February 14, 1957 in Webster City. She was employed in various capacities in the food service industry, after which was self-employed as a child care provider. Ida Mae was an active member of Community of Christ Church in Ames. She enjoyed baking and cooking, and family was very important to her.

Ida Mae passed away June 26, 2017 in Ames at 78 years of age.

Ida Mae is survived by her husband, Deane Dennis of Ames; her children, Denise (Steven) Van Marel of Ames and their daughters, Lora (Rob) and Sara; Mark (Julia) Dennis of West Liberty and their son, Luke; and Elaine Burke of Ames and her daughters, Haley and Rachel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Howard Mellinger.

Memorials may be designated to Bliss Cancer Center, Mary Greely Foundation, 1111 Duff Ave. Ames, IA 50010 or Outreach International at See the links below.

Adams Funeral Home in Ames is assisting the family with arrangements.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010





2:00 PM
Community of Christ Church

104 N. Wilmoth Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010





3:00 PM
Ames Municipal Cemetery

310 E. 9th Street
Ames, Iowa 50010

Memorial Contribution

Bliss Cancer Center

Outreach International


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