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Marla Rae Grose (1938-2020)

GROSE, STOWERS, BROWNE

Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 11/9/2020 at 20:17:53

Maquoketa – Marla Rae Grose, 82, passed away at the Clarence Nursing Home on Oct. 25, 2020. A Celebration of Life for Marla will be held at a future date.

Marla was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Jones County, Iowa to Andrew and Pauline Stowers Browne.

She is survived by her daughter Laura Bettag of Iowa City; grandchildren Brittany Bettag of Iowa City and Catherine Bettage of Waterloo; brothers Alden (Donna) Browne and Adrian (Bonnie) Browne both of Maquoketa and cherished grnieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Mavis Minar.

Marla began as a bookkeeper in Evansville, IN, but returned to Iowa to open a bed and breakfast in Maquoketa that she called “Contentment”. She then worked for several local businesses including Eads Body Shop, Mary B’s, Hamilton’s, and a local law firm. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, antiques, decorating, genealogy, and she cherished holiday entertaining.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice. Cards and memorials may be sent to Laura at: 1112 Sandusky Dr., Iowa City, Iowa 52240.

The family wishes to express thanks and deep appreciation to the Clarence Nursing Home for the incredible love and care they provided for Marla.

Chapman Funeral Home has Marla and her family in their care.


 

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