Obituaries for Thursday December 12th

Marilyn M. Malcom, 90, of Burlington, died peacefully with family by her side at 1:23 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2019 at Great River Medical Center.
Born on May 16, 1929 in West Point, IA, she was the daughter of E.M. and Sarah J. (Enslow) Danover. She married Donald A. Malcom August 9, 1950 in Wapello, IA. He died November 17, 2009.
Marilyn graduated in 1946 from Denmark High School and continued meeting her classmates for monthly luncheons until her death. In 1950 she graduated with her Registered Nursing degree from Burlington Hospital. She worked as an office nurse for Dr. Guiang and Dr. Paragas for 35 years.
She was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church and served as their Parish Nurse.
She loved her flowers, traveling, collecting cards sent to her, and playing cards. She greatly enjoyed spending time with her lifelong friends. Marilyn volunteered at several organizations. She belonged to various nursing organizations and Jane A. Delano.
Survivors include two children, Joyce (Jerry) Heckenberg of Burlington and Mark (Roberta Cores-Malcom) Malcom of Syracuse, UT; four grandchildren, Ryan Underwood, Timothy Heckenberg, Bradlee Malcom, and Mark D. Malcom; great-granddaughter, Olivia Underwood, and a great-grandson expected in March to Bradlee and Megan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, and one aunt, Vergie.
The funeral service for Mrs. Malcom will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 14th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Deb Kinney will officiate. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, where family will receive friends.
Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service.
Memorials have been established for the Jane A. Delano R.N. Scholarship, First Presbyterian Church, and Hope Haven.

Lila Lea Dixon, 87, of Burlington, died at 6:43 AM Sunday, December 8, 2019, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born August 13, 1932, in Burlington,she was the daughter of Thomas Ewing and Pearl Anna Wirt Campbell. On May 22, 1955, she married at the Burlington First United Methodist Church in Burlington. They later divorced.

She graduated from Huron High School in 1950.

Lila had worked as a clerk for the Des Moines County Court House. She later worked for the Burlington Public Library and Asbury United Methodist Church.

She was a very active member of Asbury United Methodist Church. In high school, Lila enjoyed playing basketball. She liked to spend her time gardening, knitting, sewing, baking and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Steven (Nicole) Dixon of Fort Madison; daughter, Michele (Stephen) Aspleaf of Overland Park, KS; two grandchildren: Jill (Tyler) Shannon and Tim Aspleaf; four step-grandchildren: Lanie (Justice) Wilson, Cael Gonzales, Bram Gonzales and Colie Gonzales; one great-grandchild, Liam Shannon; and one sister-in-law, Marilyn Campbell of Mediapolis and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Elwood, Darwin, and Marlin Campbell.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Friday, December 13, 2019 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Lila will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 13, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Elizabeth Bell officiating and Chaplain Plooster co-officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home following the funeral service. Burial will be in Edwards Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Asbury United Methodist Church and Special Needs Foundation.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Lila’s obituary at

Delores “Dee” Thomas, age 88, of Morning Sun passed away on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Morning Sun Care Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Elmwood Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will begin at Noon on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at the Morning Sun Community Center with a luncheon provided by the First United Presbyterian Church Ladies. Memorials may be left for the Community Betterment for Flower Pots. Online condolences may be left at The Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Morning Sun, formerly The Hagele and Honts Funeral Home is caring for Dee’s arrangement and her family.

Delores Jean Robertson was born on April 28, 1931 in Indiana the daughter of Everett and Mildred (Cockayne) Robertson. She graduated from Winfield-Mt Union High School in 1949. On August 10, 1952, she married the love of her life Dale Odas Thomas. She rode with Dale in his semi-truck for over 25 years and never complained once. She enjoyed flowers and attending her grandchildren’s ballgames and activities. Dee’s favorite thing to do was drive to Mount Pleasant and eat at either Pizza Ranch or Jumbo Buffett and then go to Walmart.

Dee will be deeply missed by her children, Connie (Jerry) Malone of Morning Sun, Tony (Annette) Thomas of Wapello and Joni (Davey) Massner of Mediapolis; 10 grandchildren; Toni (Boe) McLaughlin, Johnny (Roxanne) Smith, Ryan (Molly) Buffington, Stacey (Ross) Buffington, Brenna (Aaron) Wonders, Cody Malone, Cally (Dylan) Schrader, Cher (Lance) Talbott, Melodee Whaley, Tisha (Jeff) Molle and Kohle Bagwell and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter-in-law, Beth Thomas; sister, Carolyn Hartman; infant brother, Gary Dean Robertson and aunt, Evelyn Anderson.