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-Marcella Swailes-

Marcella (Petrie) Swailes, 83, died on March 13, 2008, at the Senior Campus in Hesperia, California.

Marcella was born on May 24, 1924, to Charles and Ada (Rogers) Petrie in Lone Tree, Iowa.  She married Maynard Swailes in June of 1946.  He passed away in 1996 in Bloomfield, Iowa.

A memorial service will be held at Columbus City Cemetery on July 8, 2008, at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. for family and friends.  Luncheon will be held following the service at the Columbus Junction United Methodist Church.

Marcella is survived by her sister, Iola Heither of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (formerly of Columbus Junction); daughter, Connie May (Ken) Decker of Oak Hills, California; son, Greg Swailes (Connie Lee) of Hesperia, California; two grandsons and two step-grandsons; and six great-grandsons; nephews, Ron Heither (Judy) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Bill Heither (Peggy) of Muscatine, Iowa.

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