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July 16, 2011
Reinbeck Courier

Marilyn A Thoms, 78 of Gladbrook and Traer died June 22, 2011at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyo. from a sudden illness. Visitation was held at Overton Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 4-8 PM

Service was held at Amity Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 10:00 AM. Burial was at Crystal Cemetery rural Toledo.

Marilyn Ann Thoms was born December 4, 1932 at Gladbrook, daughter of Edward and Emma Chesick Claussen. She received her education in country school and later Gladbrook High School. She worked on the farm and on June 4, 1954 she was united in marriage to Harry Thoms at the Amity Presbyterian Church. Harry and Marilyn made their home in La Porte City before returning to make their home on the family farm near Gladbrook. While attending the graduation for one of her grandchildren in Laramie, Wyo. her death came suddenly at the Ivinson Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness. Marilyn was an active member of the Amity Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Women, currently was serving as a Deacon and also taught Sunday School. She was an active member of the Gladbrook American Legion Auxiliary and Lincoln Am vets Auxiliary where she held various offices included serving as President. She took an active role in at the state, district and county levels.Marilyn was very active in the Clydesdale Breeders of The US and Iowa Draft Horses Association where she was inducted in thehall of fame for those organizations. She was a member of the Tama County Fair Board and was inducted in the State 4-H hall of fame. Marilyn served many hours volunteering her time with the Iowa Veterans Home for 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents and is survived by her husband Harry, two daughters Becky (Steve) Fevold of Gladbrook and Dianne (Eric) Brown of Zearing, one son Roger (Linda) Thoms of Aaronsburg, Pa. and seven grandchildren, Katie and Cody Fevold, Will, Sam and Zach Brown and Ethan and Jason Thoms.



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