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Marlys E Ladd

April 25, 1927 September 20, 2018
Marlys E Ladd
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Marlys Elaine Ladd, 91, of Ames, died on September 20, 2018, at her home in Green Hills Retirement Community. A memorial service will be held at Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27.

Marlys Schulz was born on April 25, 1927. She grew up as the only child of Edward and Adeline Eichel Schulz on their farm in Brookings County, South Dakota, near the town of Bruce, and attended Eureka No. 57, a one-room school, through eighth grade. Shegraduated from Volga High School in 1945 and attended South Dakota State College. On September 11, 1948, she married George Wells Ladd in Brookings and later accompanied him as he pursued graduate study at Michigan State and the University of Illinois. Duringthese years she continued her studies and worked at various jobs, including at the Sexauer grain elevator in Brookings and the University of Illinois library. After moving to Ames in 1955 she withdrew from paid employment but not from the community. She wasa 60-year member of the ISU Women's Club and she served for many years as a volunteer at the Ames Public Library and at Mary Greeley Hospital. She put her administrative skills to greatest use at Collegiate United Methodist Church of Ames, of which she wasa member since 1955. She served there in many capacities, among them working in the kitchens, overseeing their renovation, and chairing the Board of Trustees. She was also devoted to her garden, her birds, and the extensive genealogical research she conductedfor herself and others.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George, in 2016. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Ladd and her husband, David Michael, of Ames; son Brian and his wife, Louise Burkhart of Guilderland, New York; granddaughter Clare Ladd of Brookline, Massachusetts;her sister-in-law, Marian Golic of Overland Park, Kansas; a niece, Kay Golic Devine; and two nephews, Kevin and Kent Golic.

Visitation will be at Adams Funeral Home in Ames from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 26. Burial will be at the Ames Municipal Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Collegiate United Methodist Church.

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5:00 PM 9/26/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 9/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Adams Funeral Home
502 Douglas Avenue Ames 50010 IA
United States

Funeral Service




10:30 AM 9/27/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 9/27/2018 11:30:00 AM
Collegiate United Methodist Church

2622 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

Collegiate United Methodist Church
2622 Lincoln Way Ames 50014 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Ames Municipal Cemetery Final Resting Place

310 E. 9th Street
Ames, IA 50010

310 E. 9th Street Ames 50010 IA
United States

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