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Wilma Delores York

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014 11:15 a.m. CST • Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 12:16 p.m. CST

Wilma Delores York, 84, of Marshalltown died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, while in the care of Iowa River Hospice. Per her wishes no services will be held. Private burial of the cremains will occur at a later date in the family plot at Timber Valley Cemetery, south of Marshalltown.

Delores was born Feb. 9, 1930, to Richard and Alberta (Sellers) Meyers. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to rural Newton, then later to Reasnor and Monroe. She attended a one room schoolhouse through eighth grade and then graduated from Monroe High School in 1948. In July 1950, she married Wendell D. Mick. He died in May 1954. In September 1956, she married Melvin Valentine. They divorced in 1972. On March 28, 1988, she married Charles York.

She enjoyed reading, quilting, flower gardening and travel. She had been to all 50 states, six continents, and 43 foreign countries. She retired from Fisher Controls in Marshalltown after 24 years of work.

Her memberships included the Marshalltown Garden Club, Creative Retirements, Happy Gals Red Hatters, Excel of Iowa, Central Iowa Campers and Heartlanders  RV Club. She was a busy volunteer with Marshall County Conservation.

Delores is survived by her husband Charles, her children Dennis (Dianna) Mick, Karyl (Brian) Beem, Kelly Mick, step children Mike York, Diane (Ray) McCall as well as 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Also left to mourn her are her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Velta Meyers, Lyla “Mickie” (Ray) Williams, Jim (Linda) York, Jim (Linda) Youngblood, Larry (Mary) Weber, Russell (Jo) York, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Wendell Mick, her parents Richard and Alberta Meyers, her sister Mildred (Hubert) Price, her brother Kenneth Meyers, Sr. and two nephews, Lynn Meyers and Ken Meyers Jr., two great-nephews and a step-son, Kirk Valentine.

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