In Memory of Marilynn Mefferd



Marilynn Mefferd
Marilynn Mefferd
Born: January 12, 1938
Died: August 4, 2016
Age: 78
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Marilynn Mefferd
January 12, 1938 - August 4, 2016
From: Battle Creek, IA

Marilynn Lee Mefferd, age 78, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 8, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiate.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Interment will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com

Marilynn Lee Mefferd was born on January 12, 1938, in Orson, Iowa. One of four children born to Kenneth and Helen (McGuire) Alvis.  Marilynn graduated from Woodbine high school with the class of 1956.

On August 26, 1956 in Woodbine, Iowa, Marilynn was united into marriage to Virgil Mefferd. The couple were blessed with five sons: Kenneth “Dan”, Kevin, Randy, Brian, and Rick.

Marilynn worked outside of the home waitressing for over fifty years in addition to working at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. A few places you might remember Marilynn taking your order are: the Orchid Club, Sirloin Steak House & Herford Lounge, Heiber’s Inn, the Maple Motel and Theo’s Steak House.

Her favorite color was purple, she loved her bell collection, and attending all of her children and grandchildren’s events. But most of all Marilynn treasured her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Virgil Mefferd; sons, Kenneth “Dan” Mefferd of Battle Creek, Iowa, Kevin Mefferd of Battle Creek, Iowa, Randy (Jackie) Mefferd of Sloan, Iowa, Brian (Julie) Mefferd of Ida Grove, Iowa, Rick (Shelia) Mefferd of Bonner Springs, Kansas; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; sister, Myrna (LaVerne) Hunt of Omaha, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews; special friend that was like her daughter, Denise (Heiber) Funderman of Battle Creek, Iowa; three near and dear friends that were more like sisters, Wanda Heiber, Karen Krayenhagen, and Ruth Shubin; and extended family and friends.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Merv Alvis and Merlyn “Shorty” Alvis.


 

 

Marilynn Lee Mefferd was born on January 12, 1938, in Orson, Iowa. One of four children born to Kenneth and Helen (McGuire) Alvis.  Marilynn graduated from Woodbine high school with the class of 1956.

On August 26, 1956 in Woodbine, Iowa, Marilynn was united into marriage to Virgil Mefferd. The couple were blessed with five sons: Kenneth “Dan”, Kevin, Randy, Brian, and Rick.

Marilynn worked outside of the home waitressing for over fifty years in addition to working at the Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, Iowa. A few places you might remember Marilynn taking your order are: the Orchid Club, Sirloin Steak House & Herford Lounge, Heiber’s Inn, the Maple Motel and Theo’s Steak House.

Her favorite color was purple, she loved her bell collection, and attending all of her children and grandchildren’s events. But most of all Marilynn treasured her family and friends.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Virgil Mefferd; sons, Kenneth “Dan” Mefferd of Battle Creek, Iowa, Kevin Mefferd of Battle Creek, Iowa, Randy (Jackie) Mefferd of Sloan, Iowa, Brian (Julie) of Ida Grove, Iowa, Rick (Shelia) Mefferd of Bonner Springs, Kansas; sixteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren; sister, Myrna (LaVerne) Hunt of Omaha, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews; special friend that was like her daughter, Denise (Heiber) Funderman of Battle Creek, Iowa; three near and dear friends that were more like sisters, Wanda Heiber, Karen Krayenhagen, and Ruth Shubin; and extended family and friends.

Marilynn was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Merv Alvis and Merlyn “Shorty” Alvis.


SERVICES

10:30 am, Monday,
August 8, 2016

First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Reverend Kevin J. Freese

CASKET BEARERS

Pallbearers:
Derek Mefferd
Josh Mefferd
Steffan Fefferd
Tanner Mefferd
Torey Mefferd
Heath Mefferd
Davin Mefferd

Honorary Pallbearers:
Amanda Van Houten
Tarin Swanger
Stephanie Mefferd
Makayla Mefferd
Madelynn Mefferd
Dwan Sahl
Dara Moser
Sarah Mefferd
Jennifer Vandine

VISITATION

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm,
Sunday, August 7, 2016

First Presbyterian Church
Battle Creek, Iowa

MUSIC

Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"The Old Rugged Cross"

Recorded Selection
"Angels Among Us"

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, Iowa


Condolences


Monday, August 15, 2016 at 11:52 AM
“Sorry for your loss Marilynn will be truly missed”
- Ken & Anne Thornhill
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 12:33 PM
“MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL THE FAMILY..IM SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS ..I KNOW VIRGIL AND THE BOYS FROM THE RICKETTS BOWLING LANES..”
- rick wendt
Monday, August 8, 2016 at 12:40 PM
“She was such a hard worker, had her hands full with you boys! Rest in Peace Marilyn! Craig and Robin Furne”
- Craig furne
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM
“My condolences to Marilynn's family, I worked with her for years at Theo's and she always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. ”
- Maryann brown
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM
“I was shocked and saddened to see that Marilynn passed away. I worked with Virgil at the Farmers Coop in Mapleton for a few years. My prayers go out to Virgil and his family. Marilynn was such a nice lady!”
- Marla (Albertsen) Hogan
Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 10:32 AM
“Prayers for the family”
- Sandy Lichter
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:58 AM
“Condolences to Marilynn's family... She will be missed... Always had to say a few words to her at Willow Dale.. We spent many mornings together at Horn Memorial... Always enjoyed our breakfast gathering... at 5am... May the Lord bless you and give you comfort at this trying time.. Mareta Vermeys”
- Mareta Vermeys
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:57 AM
“Dear Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Marilyn was a good friend & will be greatly missed by all. Thoughts & prayers go out to you all.
Bob & Chris Corbin”
- chris corbin
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:57 AM
“My sympathy to the family. Such memories of a wonderful waitress at so many places. Always looked forward to having her wait on us. Many years of friendship. Hugs to all and may she rest in peace.
- Shirley Ruser
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:57 AM
“Marilynn was the best waitress around. I enjoyed her conversation every time our paths crossed.she never come to our table without a smile and always kind. My sympathy goes out to the entire Mefferd family in your time of sorrow. Gods blessings to you all as your mother is now resting in peace.”
- Kevin Clausen
Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 8:57 AM
“Sorry to hear about Aunt Marilyn hope all family is doing as best they can God Bless Ya”
- Ronna Mefferd
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM
“To all of Marilyns family: We wish you peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. May God Bless you and bring you strength. She was such a hard worker, and the best waitress ever. I am sure she will be missed by many. Sincerely, Bill and Corlie Kohnekamp”
- Corlie Kohnekamp
Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:06 PM
“I was so very sorry to hear about Marilyn. Marilyn was such a nice lady! You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers. ”
- Sheila Petersen
Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:10 PM
“To the Mefferd family. Marilyn was a great person. She was always there with a smile, kind words, and a helping hand for everybody that needed it. She was as hard of a working person that I ever met. She went to sleep and woke up God, Merv, and the rest of the Alvis and Mefferd clan. God bless all of you.”
- Byron Hartwig
Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM
“Deepest sympathy to Marilynn's family and friends. She has no more pain. God Bless.”
- Fern Krayenhagen
Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:09 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing May she rest in peace Always enjoyed talking with her Our sympathy to her family and friends ”
- Wayne and Ina Mae
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