Bernice Eileen McCrory, age 92, of Marshalltown, Iowa formerly Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at the Grandview Heights Nursing Home in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, August 13, 2012 at First Christian Church in Red Oak, IA. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery.
Bernice was born December 3, 1919 in Exira, Iowa. She graduated from Exira High School in 1937. Her first marriage was to Harold Hays. They lived and worked in Oregon. After WWII, she was united in marriage to Donald McCrory on May 28, 1946 on the family farm near Anita, Iowa. In 1951 they moved to a farm near Stanton, Iowa and then to Red Oak in 1961until moving to Clive in 2003 and Marshalltown in 2012.
Bernice was preceded in death by: her husband Donald McCrory on February 14, 1987 and her sister Virginia Bell in March of 2010.
She will be dearly missed by her children: Allen (Judy) Hays of Marshalltown, IA and Eileen Ann McCrory of San Diego, CA; her sister, Ferne Curry of Exira, IA; 4 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials should be directed to First Christian Church, Red Oak, IA.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel, Red Oak, IA, is in charge of arrangements.