Myra Madolyn Kelley

Myra Madolyn Kelley


Myra Madolyn Kelley, 96, of Eagle Grove passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Rotary Senior Living in Eagle Grove.

 A Celebration of Myra’s life will be held at a later date.

Myra Madolyn Luse was born on November 9, 1924 to Ira A. and Annetta C. (Womack) Luse, in Lineville, Iowa, the seventh of eleven children.

On November 18, 1944 she was united in marriage to Merle Dwight Kelley in Corydon, Iowa.  Myra moved to Rock Island, Illinois on her own to work at the arsenal while Merle served in the Navy. They lived and worked in Southern Iowa as their family grew and moved to the Eagle Grove area in 1952. The family built a new house in Clarion in 1962. Myra enjoyed oil painting, gardening and taking care of her family.

After retirement, Myra and Merle spent many winters in Mission, Texas, and then in Greenbrier, Arkansas where they enjoyed bird watching, slot machines, visiting with neighbors, traveling, and playing the card game Skipbo.

Myra is survived by her daughters Marilyn (Fred) Schnell of Eagle Grove, Patty (Keith) LaRue of Clarion, sons Michael, Myron (Nho) of Novato, California and Merle J. of Wingina, Virginia; grandchildren Nancy (Doug Harkema) Schnell, Brenda (Kevin) Adams  all of Eagle Grove, Christopher (Amy) LaRue of Chandler, Arizona, Keith A. (Lindsey) LaRue of Goldfield, Cody LaRue of Clarion, Thuan Nguyen, Hai Nguyen, and Sarah Kelley all of Novato, California; great-grandchildren Lindy Collins, Brandon (Heather) Evje, Hailey Adams all of Eagle Grove, Jude and Dane LaRue of Chandler, Arizona, Kyrstin, Austin, and Kali LaRue of Goldfield; great-great-grandchildren Abigail, Mary, Keylee, Kiyah and Korah Collins, Kaylynn Kepler,  Lincoln Evje all of Eagle Grove, Anthony and Angelina Jones of California; siblings Myron “Jack” Luse and Helen Browning, and many extended family members and friends.

Myra was preceded in death by her husband Merle in 2012, parents, siblings Margaret, Charles, Iris, Mildred, Jessie, Richard, Marion, and Robert.

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