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Asta Odessa Geisler Blakely
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1916
North Dakota, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2010
Iowa, USA

Asta Odessa Blakely, 94, died Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at the University of Iowa Medical Center of a massive stroke. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 3, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at Grandview Park Baptist Church followed by burial at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday from 12 to 8 p.m. at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street.

Asta was born April 23, 1916 to Louis and Anna Geisler in Steele, ND. She graduated from high school in Steele, North Dakota and earned a diploma in cosmetology from the Iowa Beauty School in Des Moines.

Asta started her career in hairdressing in Osceola, Iowa immediately following graduation. She later moved to Des Moines where she worked at the New Utica in the hair salon until she opened her own business in her East Des Moines home. Upon retiring, she moved to Stone Crest Apartments in East Des Moines where she enjoyed her many friends, living independently until her death.

Asta is survived by her only child Charles "Chuck" and Linda Blakely of Olathe, KS; sister: Verda (Howard) Homrig of Urbandale; two grandchildren: Paul Blakely of Ft. Myers, FL and Denise (Bruce) Meyer of Paola, KS; four great grandchildren; and a host of other family and beloved friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles Blakely, Sr.; brothers, Junior "Tye" and Milford Geisler; and sisters, Nadine Jones, Leta Parker and Delpha Geisler.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grandview Park Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made to Published in Des Moines Register on December 2, 2010 
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  Charles L Blakely (1911 - 1979)*
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Sunset Memorial Gardens
Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Ms. Clyde
Record added: Dec 02, 2010
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Asta Odessa <i>Geisler</i> Blakely
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