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-Marion Isabelle Langstaff-

Marion Isabelle Langstaff, age 88, of Wapello and formerly of Oakville, died Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2012, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  The daughter of Perry Alfred ‘Fred’ and Rhoda Ann Marion Morrison, she was born on January 12, 1924 near Columbus City, Iowa.  She married Douglas Harriman Langstaff on June 12, 1944 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He preceded her in death on December 10, 2011.

Marion attended schools in Louisa County and Columbus City.  She was a homemaker and a longtime cook.  She had worked at the Shellabarger Drugstore and May Drug in Columbus Junction and had cooked at the Wapello sale barn and the Wapello Nursing Home and then at their Family Café in Oakville.  They had lived in Colorado for a few years in the early 1970’s and then came back and lived in Grandview and Oakville and always around Wapello.

She was an excellent gardener including flower gardening along with baking and cooking.  She had raised birds and enjoyed music and played the piano.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wapello where they had been custodians for a number of years.

Her family includes a daughter, Anita Brown of Winfield; two sons, Tom Langstaff of Wapello and Craig & Gerrie Jo Langstaff of Houston, Texas; three grandsons, Joseph Brown, Stephen Brown, and Eric Langstaff; a great granddaughter, Danielle; and a sister, Lillian Fletcher.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Doug; a great grandson, Dustin; three brothers, Dale, Ted, and John Morrison; and five sisters, Edna Partington, Helen Morrison, Mable Wilson, Ruth Fletcher, and Jo Hammond.

The funeral ceremony for Marion Langstaff will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, May 31, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Wapello with Rev. Pam Kranzler officiating.  Burial will follow at the Columbus City Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello where the family will meet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the United Methodist Church in Wapello.

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