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Marlys D. Papesh, 91

January 19, 2018
Traer Star-Clipper

Marlys Darlene Papesh, 91, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 13th at St. Luke's Hospice in Cedar Rapids after a brief illness.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 18th at Phillips Funeral Home in Keystone from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Service will be Friday, January 19th at the Funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Internment will be held at Oneida Cemetery near Clutier.

Marlys was born on August 3, 1926 to Pete & Hilda (Seeck) Junge at Keystone. She attended school to the 8th grade. She married Leonard Papesh on April 29, 1948. He preceded her in death in 2000.

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Marlys was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Traer and the Clutier American Legion Auxiliary in Clutier. She worked part time sorting and bagging corn for Funk's G Seed Corn as well as detasseling for many years. She loved her rose garden, enjoyed reading, doing word search puzzles and especially spending time with friends and family and her yellow lab, Molly.

Survivors include her children, Linda (Gary) Pearson and David Papesh; siblings, Shirley Peters, Helen Jurgens, Marianne (Dilly) Faye, Janice (Delf) Sievers and Corley (Hazel) Junge; grandchildren, Michael (Rita Elliot) Papesh, Eric Shirk and Curtis Camp; step-grandchildren, Calvin, Troy, and Blake Pearson and Dean Watts; great-grand-children Heather (Matt) Wilson, Hannah Camp, Kaitlin and Hunter Camp, Melia Jones, Russell Johnson and Markez Wheaton; step-great grandchildren, Kayla Watts (Sara Shrout), Austin Watts, Jeric (Bridget) Watts, and Brady, Cole, Tessa and Jacob Pearson; and many great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant son, Larry; grandson, Christopher Camp; step-daughter, LeAnn Watts; son-in-law Charles Camp; and her sisters, Lola and Betty.



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