Mary Elsberry, 97

Mary Elsberry, 97, of Marshalltown, IA passed away Saturday, August, 16, 2104 at Oakview Nursing Home, in Conrad, IA. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 21, 2014, at Central Christian Church, in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at Anderson Funeral Homes, 405 W. Main St., Marshalltown. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to

Mary was born January 4, 1917 to James T. and Clara Jane (Ralls) Adkins in Marshalltown. She graduated from Marshalltown High School at the age of 16. Mary was employed with Lennox for 13 ? years. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Marshalltown. Mary enjoyed bowling, playing cards, board games, and dancing. She was known for her sense of humor.

Mary will be missed by two sons; Mark (Kathy) Elsberry of Omaha, NE, John K. Elsberry of Marshalltown, IA, a daughter, Jane Ann (Michael) Smith of Marshalltown, nine grandchildren, Jennifer, Jason, Keeley, Jarod, and Jacob Elsberry, Jim and Joshua Rezak, Cody and Kelsey Smith, and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sue Elsberry, a grandson, John, and eight brothers and sisters.