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Arlene Hansell

Arlene Hansell, 90, of Mount Ayr passed away at the Mount Ayr Healthcare Center on Friday, May 22, 2015. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Diagonal Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

Arlene Shrimpton was born January 28, 1925 to John Orville Shrimpton and Ida Thelma (Britt) Shrimpton in Villisca, Iowa. Arlene attended Diagonal High School.

In 1942 Arlene was united in marriage to Floyd Ivan Hansell. To this union two children were born, Marion and Judy.

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida; husband, Floyd. She is survived by her children, Marion (Mary Jo) Hansell of Des Moines and Judy Hansell of Creston; grandson, Todd Hansell of Des Moines; granddaughter, Amanda (Brian) Downs of Urbandale; great-grandson, Hayden Downs of Urbandale.

Special thank you to the loving employees at Mount Ayr Healthcare Center, much appreciated by the family.

Memorials may be left to the Clearfield Congregate Meal Site at 311 Broadway, Clearfield, Iowa 50840.

  • Celebration of Life

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    Diagonal Cemetery

    Diagonal, IA

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Judy and Marion,

Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I have lots of memories of playing together at your Grandparents. They were like Grandparents to me also.
Marion, I always remember your Mom called you "Pete". Guess no one does that now. Treasure the memories. Would love to hear from you guys.

Mary Ellen

Posted by Gerald and Mary Ellen (Richardson) Piland - Republic, MO - cousin   May 29, 2015

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Marion & Family,

Just heard & I think I might understand how you feel. Just remember all the good memories. Someone once said to me don''t cry because it is over- smile because it happened. Know that my thoughts are with all of you.

Posted by Linda VanPelt - Urbandale, IA   May 28, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I''m sorry for your loss Allene was a very good friend to my mother in her time of loss and we did a lot of thing together. I have a lot of fun with her in the Ozark when they would come down a see our family

Posted by Penny Tindle Adams - Bedford, IA - friend   May 26, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of Arlene''s passing. She seemed like such a classy lady! She will be missed.
Cathy and Kenny Schaefer

Posted by Kenny and Cathy Schaefer - Diagonal, IA   May 25, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Judy & Marion & families....so sorry to hear of your mother''s passing. She lived a long life and you are lucky to have had her for so many years. Cherish the memories. No one can take those away from you

Posted by Donna Hartman Jones - Nodaway, IA - High school friend   May 25, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Marion and Judy - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Posted by Jerry and Jean Barker - Mount Pleasant, IA - Arlene was Jerry''s aunt   May 24, 2015

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


My sincere, heartfelt prayers are with you. Embrace the loving memories you hold in your heart.

My deepest sympathy.

Posted by Muriel Johnston - Auburn, IL   May 23, 2015

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