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BOYLAN, Arlene Dorothy (Oman) 1918-2017


Posted By: K.L. Kittleson
Date: 3/20/2017 at 10:54:18

Friday March 10, 2017, at Kimball Ave United Methodist Church, 1207 Kimball Ave. in Waterloo

for an hour before services at the church

Memorial Park Cemetery

Kimball Ave. United Methodist Church or Friendship Village Foundation


Arlene Dorothy Boylan, 98, of Waterloo, Iowa, died at Friendship Village Retirement Center Friday, March 3, 2017.

She was born December 1, 1918 in Black Hawk County, Iowa, daughter of Samuel and Gertrude Mueller Oman. Arlene graduated from Dunkerton High School in 1935 and then attended Iowa State Teachers College.

Arlene Oman and Corlis "Corky" Boylan met at a YMCA dance. They spent many evenings together at her grandparents’ home while she tinted portraits for Black’s Portrait Studio. Arlene and Corky were married on October 12, 1940 at Grace United Methodist Church in Waterloo. During their 74-year marriage they were avid bridge players and travelers, creating treasured memories with family and friends. Corky died on April 21, 2014.

She was an active member of Kimball Ave. United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Circle. She was also a member of PEO Chapter FE. Arlene enjoyed needle work and was also a talented seamstress. She made many of her own as well as her daughters’ clothes.

Arlene is survived by a son, Gale (Elaine) Boylan of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter, Joyce Marsch of Darien, Illinois; daughter, Patricia Devens of Urbandale, Iowa; 8 grandchildren: Kevin (Laura) Boylan, Kim (Mark) Klamm, Scott (Sarah) Marsch, and Drew (Joni) Marsch, Sally (Joel) Bartlett, Sarah (Mike) Mundy, Sadie (Nate) Hatting, and Sandy (Greg) Van Nostrand; 23 great‑grandchildren; and a sister‑in‑law, Fern Oman of West Des Moines, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her brothers, Glen C. and Robert A. Oman, and sons‑in‑law, Gary Marsch and Robert Devens.

Source: Locke Funeral Home website


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