In Memory

Obituary: Mary Ann Potter McCollom

WATERLOO — Mary Ann Potter McCollom, 83 of Waterloo, died Friday, Dec. 6, at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home.

She was born Jan. 16, 1936, in Marshalltown, daughter of Lloyd and Twyla Antle Thorson. She married James J. Potter on June 22, 1957, in Marshalltown. He died May 20, 1979. Mary married Larry E. McCollom on Aug. 30, 1998, in Waterloo.

Mary graduated from Marshalltown High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon. She was a grade school teacher for 38 years, teaching in Cedar Rapids, Walker and Waterloo, retiring in 2000.

She was a member of Delta Phi at Cornell College and Alpha Delta Kappa in Waterloo and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church.

Survived by: her husband; two sons, Jay (Vicki) Potter of Cedar Rapids and Scott (Kelly) McCollom of Quenemo, Kan.; two daughters, Wendy Potter of Waterloo and Lea (Steven) Bohlen of Hudson, Fla.; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents; a son, David McCollom; and a brother, Jerry Thorson.

Memorial service: Mary Ann’s service was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at First United Methodist Church., with Inurnment preceding the service in Waterloo Cemetery.


In Memory - Jack Farr

Jack Wayne Farr, 83, of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial services for Jack was held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tom Bower officiating. Public visitation was held on Friday, July 13, 2018, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be directed in Jack’s name to the Animal Rescue League, Noon Lions Club or First Presbyterian Church. For further information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.comor call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements for Jack and his family.

Jack Wayne Farr was born on a farm near Laurel, Iowa, on December 20, 1934. He was one of nine children born to Ray and Martha (Johnson) Farr. He began school in kindergarten at Monticello, Iowa, and completed the rest of his education in the Marshalltown school system. Jack graduated from MHS with the class of 1953. He obtained an associate’s degree from Marshalltown Junior College in 1955 and attended many Buena Vista classes locally.

Jack was united in marriage to Charlotte Ann (Hokel) on December 11, 1955, at the First Presbyterian Church in Marshalltown, Iowa. They had three special children: Thomas Wayne (1957), Leigh Ann (1958), and Lesli Dian (1959). Jack served in the Navy Reserve for eight and one half years. He worked at Fisher Controls for 43 years, beginning with eight years as a Research Technician in the Research Department. He moved to the Training Center, Customer Service, Delivery Assurance and then to the Purchasing Department, specializing in Foundries and Casting quality. His final assignments were as senior Auditor for commercial and nuclear suppliers to Fisher, including Fisher Casting suppliers. 

Jack was a very dedicated member, varied office holder, past President and current editor of the Noon Lions News Letter for 45 years. Jack enjoyed History, Politics, Bowling and especially watching family member sports activity. He enjoyed taking photographs and working with word processing on his computer, when it worked properly. He had a large collection of elephants, mostly due to the extensive traveling his jobs entailed for 33 years.

Left to cherish his memory is his devoted wife of 62 years, Charlotte Ann (Hokel) Farr; children: Lee (Jim) Duff, of Marshalltown and Lesli (Chuck) Stabenow, of Mesa, AZ; brothers Alvin Ray Farr, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin and Carl Dean Farr, of Mesa, AZ; brother-in-law Harold Hokel, of Webster City and nephews Karl, Kyle and Kurt Hokel; grandchildren: Ryan (Sara) Farr, of Peoria, AZ, Jon Wedgwood and Michael Wedgwood, of Waterloo, Stephen Wedgewood, of Des Moines, Kelly (David) Mason, Brett Duff, Brice Duff, Lissa Duff and Ben (Lisa) Duff, all of Marshalltown; great-grandchildren: Morgan, Taylor, Lauren, Logan and Paisley Duff, Mia, Lea and Joel Alvarez, Jaymi, James and Jack Mason, and Tanner (Allison) Wedgwood, all of Marshalltown. Our puppy Rylee Ann will be left to keep Hoke Company.

In death Jack rejoins his son, Thomas Wayne and parents, Ray and Martha Farr. He also rejoins his special father-in-law Leonard Hokel and mother-in-law Anna Hokel; sister-in-law Jo Hokel; brothers: Robert Earl, Dale Edgar and Balis Eugene; sisters: Esther (Dennis) Loomer, Doris (Vernon) Taylor and Mary (Willard) Kimmel; grandson Philip Wedgwood and Kyle Dean Stabenow. 

By Year Deceased Alphabetically Yearbook Photo

Jack Farr  
Carrol Nason  
Richard Osgood  
Ann Paglia (Barlow)  
Bill Shaffer  

Duane Bulanek  
Jerry Grimmonpr√©  
Richard Paxson  

Richard Bachman  
Larry Perry  

James Hilsabeck  
Betty Wagner (German)  

Beverly Dudek (Moore)  
Richard Marshall  
Gordon Paul  
Francis Porter  
Pat Switzer (Metge)  

Gerald Houseman  
Jerry Miller  
Richard Miller  
Harold Small  
Verle Weaver  
Charles "Dick" Worsfold  

Ralph Kothenbeutel  
Betty Mills (Hazen)  

Beverly Glass (Hay)  
Robert Haradon  
Marlene Phipps (Kothenbeutel)  
James Tuttle  
Carol Wilson  

Harold "Bud" Lowry  

James Sinning  

Jim Wheeler  

Beverly Coulter (Lewis)  
Sherman Sorem  

Jim Ennis  
Bill Peterson  
Jacky G Snowgren (Maakestad)
Hubert Son  

Ronald Gohring  
James Walker  

Ruth Heckle  

Phil Alexander  
Pat Carothers  
Willis Harrison  
Beverly Wagner  

Janice Briley
Marilyn Lannigan  
Roger Stonewall  

Harnell Bru
Donald Stonewall  

Charles Buchwald  

Ralph Kenner  

Bruce Butler  

Judy Caviness
Neva Goodale
Larry Holder  
Larry Johnson
Richard Steinbach

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