Category Archives: Milestones
Mary Lembke married Roy Yarrow in 1951, he died in 1994. She married John Hoppe, he died in 2009. Mary is retired from employment with the State of Iowa, she was the Manager of the Iowa Liquor Store in La Porte City.
Mary’s children are Ray Yarrow and Kathy DeNeut Cornelius and a deceased step daughter, Linda Stoner. Mary has six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Friends are invited to shower her with cards at 2798 Flynn, Missoula, MT 59808 or phone calls at 406-549-0665.
Ruby worked at Southern Bell Telephone Co. in NC, as a teacher in La Porte City and Brandon, as a waitress at Angel’s Café, and in Thompson’s Jack and Jill Grocery Store, both in La Porte City. She was active in her church and in the community and still enjoys playing Bridge at the Senior Center.
Her family includes her son Dick (Sally), their children and spouses and grandchildren, and her daughter Helen (Pat Merchant) and their sons and spouses and grandson. She has a sister Nell (Bill Jones) in North Carolina, five sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. Cards may be sent belatedly to 503 Locust St., La Porte City, IA, 50651.
Flora Mae (Martinez) Taylor, 85, of La Porte City, died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at her home of natural causes. She was born September 16, 1931 in Colorado Springs, Colorado the daughter of James and Elisia (Lopez) Martinez. She married Orlin Dee Taylor, Sr. on March 2, 1952 in Colorado Springs, Colorado; he preceded her in death on November 18, 2007.
Flora had worked as a nurse, factory worker at Mattel and in housekeeping. She was a member of the V.F.W, A.B.A.T.E of Iowa District 16 and a Red Cross Volunteer. She enjoyed playing Bingo, yard sales and was a collector of all.
Survived by: two sons, Jim (Sandy) Taylor of Walker, Orlin (Sue) Taylor, Jr. of Waterloo; two daughters, Beverly (Lester) Griswold of La Porte City, Sharon (Lance) Husmann of Mount Auburn; 16 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Tony (Carmen) Martinez of Arizona, Victor (Patricia) Martinez of Colorado and three sisters, Mary Alice Peterson of California, Suzie Martinez of Colorado and Barbara (Jeff) Price of Colorado.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one grandson, Richard C. “Ricky” Coleman, Jr.; one brother, Raymond Martinez and two sisters, Maryann Flanagan and PeeWee.
Services: will be held 11:00 a.m Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with inurnment in the West View Cemetery Saturday, December 3, 2016 following her Grandson, Richard C. “Ricky” Coleman, Jr.’s service. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 at La Porte City Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to the family.
La Porte City Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at www.kearnsfuneralservice.com.