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 Marlys Mae <I>Terrill</I> Steenhard

Marlys Mae Terrill Steenhard

Birth
Iowa, USA
Death 31 Oct 2012 (aged 87)
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, USA
Burial Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 100023750 · View Source
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Marlys Steenhard, 87, of Sheffield, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5, at the Rockwell United Methodist Church with Pastor John Scherb presiding. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield.
Marlys Mae (Terrill) Steenhard was born April 19, 1925, the daughter of George and Cornelia (Bayliss) Terrill. Marlys was raised on a farm west of Sheffield, attending country school and later graduated from Sheffield High School in 1942.
Marlys was united in marriage with Edward Lee Steenhard on Sept. 25, 1943, at the Church of Christ parsonage in Hampton. Marlys and Edward continued a life on the farm helping Edward raise two children Leila and Daniel. She worked along with Edward in most all aspects of farming, operating various farm implements, helping to raise and care for cows, pigs and lots of chickens. Marlys enjoyed her large garden, doing a great deal of preserving and canning and cooking for her family.
After retiring and moving into Sheffield her interests still included gardening, flowers, word search puzzles and enjoying the music Edward and Daniel played, oftentimes joining in as well. She enjoyed attending auctions with Daniel to seek out new and interesting owls for her ever-expanding collection.
Declining health limited her enjoyment of some of her pastimes, but she still valued the time spent with Edward, Daniel, family and friends.
Marlys was preceded in death by her sister Ada Ardis; parents; mother and father-in-law, Ella and Dirk Steenhard; one sister-in-law and brothers-in-law; an ever-faithful blue healer named Dusty and most recently her husband of almost 69 years, Edward Lee Steenhard.
Left to remember her wisdom, humor and faith are her brother Harry Terrill and his wife, Dorothy; sisters: Arlene Vanston; Janis Ort; daughter, Leila (Chris) Nannenga; granddaughter, Elizabeth Nannenga; caretaker and son, Daniel Dean Steenhard.
Marlys' family would like to extend a special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Dialysis Center in Mason City for all the kindness and caring for almost five years.


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  • Created by: Richard Bohn
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100023750
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Marlys Mae Terrill Steenhard (19 Apr 1925–31 Oct 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100023750, citing Hillside Cemetery, Sheffield, Franklin County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard Bohn (contributor 47469266) .