|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1915|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 2013|
courtesy of Bates Funeral Chapel:
Mardell L. Allgood, 97, of Oskaloosa, Iowa, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa.
She was born June 7, 1915, at Newton, Iowa, the daughter of George Clinton and Minnie Broderson Preston.
On June 14, 1934, she was united in marriage to Arthur W. "Tod" Allgood at Newton, Iowa; Tod died June 12, 1995.
Mardell worked for many years as a telephone operator for several independent phone companies. Later she went to work for Iowa Power and Light and retired from there in 1982.
On December 19, 1999, she was united in marriage to Harold "Buck" Dusenberry at Oskaloosa; Buck died July 11, 2005.
She was a member of the Newton Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling and looking for antiques. Mardell also looked forward to trips to Prairie Meadows and Meskwaki.
Her family includes her daughter, Joy Bridenstine of Urbandale, Iowa; three daughters-in-law, Carol Vance of Oskaloosa, Barbara Allgood of Eddyville, Iowa, and Erma Allgood of Des Moines, Iowa; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Clarence Richard (& Charlene) Dusenberry and Frances (& John R.) Stek, all of Oskaloosa; a very close friend, Darlene Freeman of Urbandale; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to both of her husbands, Mardell was also preceded in death by her parents; three sons, Dean Allgood, Gene Allgood, and Ray Allgood; a grandson, Rick Allgood; a stepson, Art Allgood, Jr.; three brothers, Carl Preston, Lewis Preston, and Royal Preston; and a sister, Bessie Bleakney.
Graveside funeral service and burial will be held Friday, April 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. in the Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa. A procession will leave from the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa at 1:45 p.m. Friday for those wishing to attend the graveside service. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. The family will be at the funeral chapel from 1 p.m. Friday until 1:45, at which time they will depart for the cemetery.
Arthur William Allgood (1904 - 1995)
Created by: Bill Bates
Record added: Apr 17, 2013
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