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Merlene E. Whisenand

February 23, 1935 June 26, 2019
Merlene E. Whisenand
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Merlene Whisenand, 84, formerly of Kelley, died June 26, 2019, at home in Ames with her loving family around her.
Merlene Evonne Meldrem Whisenand was born February 23, 1935 in Malcom, IA to Clifford Nathan James Meldrem and Evy Jane Sanders Meldrem. She was united in marriage June 27, 1954 to Paul E. Whisenand. Three children were born of this union.
She served as the Kelley Elementary School secretary for over 25 years. Merlene was active in the Story County Genealogical Society and the Iowa Genealogical Society; Red Hats; and a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.) Solomon Dean-Sun Dial Chapter; and an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Huxley, IA.
Merlene is survived by her husband, Paul; daughters Sherill Whisenand and Mary Whisenand, both of Des Moines. Son Charles Whisenand preceded her in death in 2008. Family members left behind to honor her are: Gerald (Karen) Whisenand of South Beloit, IL.; Bill Whisenand of Albuquerque, NM.; Lois Ogan, Linda (Jim) Hotchkin, all of Grinnell, IA.; Phyllis Phillips of Montezuma, IA. as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, and siblings: Zadie (Richard) Ross (Thompson), Claire (Alene) Meldrem, Lyle Meldrem, Norma (Harold) Duffus, James (Betty) Meldrem, and Marlon Meldrem; in-laws Issac (Daisy) Whisenand, Donald (June) Whisenand, Issac "Jack" Whisenand, Ralph Ogan, Jr. and Duane Phillips.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 30, 2019 1:00-3:00 p.m., at Adams Funeral Home, 502 Douglas Avenue, Ames, IA and services will be Monday, July 1, 2019 10:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 102 Lynwood, Huxley, IA. Interment will be a private ceremony held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home in Ames and online condolences may be left for the family at www.adamssoderstrum.com.
In lieu of flowers, donation considerations should be for the Story County Genealogical Society, Iowa Genealogical Society or directly to the family.


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Visitation

Sunday

30

Jun

1:00 PM 6/30/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 6/30/2019 3:00:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Adams Funeral Home
502 Douglas Avenue Ames 50010 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Monday

1

Jul

10:00 AM 7/1/2019 10:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 7/1/2019 10:45:00 AM
Trinity United Methodist Church

102 Lnwood Dr.
Huxley, IA 50124

Trinity United Methodist Church
102 Lnwood Dr. Huxley 50124 IA
United States
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