Marie Grace Watermiller, 101, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2012, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton, Iowa. She was born on June 24, 1911, in Elkhart, Indiana, to Archie B. and Rena N. (Claire) Landon. Marie graduated from Belmond High School in 1929, and attended the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Raleigh G. Watermiller on November 24, 1931, in Garner, Iowa. Raleigh and Marie farmed in the Thornton area for many years until they retired to Hampton in 1973. Marie worked at the bakery in Hampton for several years after that. Marie was very active with the Church of the Living Word in Hampton. She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, crossword puzzles and quilting. Marie made numerous quilts and afghans and began the prayer quilt project in her church. She is survived by her daughter Eleanor Ahlstom of Mission Viejo, California, daughter Shirley (Martin) Drefs of Harrison, South Dakota, son David (Carolyn) Watermiller of San Francisco, California, fifteen grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren, thirteen great great-grandchildren, sister Helen Hinman of Belmond and daughter-in-law Pat Watermiller of Dodge City, Kansas. Marie was preceded in death by her parents Archie and Rena, husband Raleigh, daughter Karen Terrell, son Archie, brother Wilber, sisters Fannie Halfpop and Neva Thompson and son-in-law Max Ahlstrom.
Burial will take place in the Amsterdam Cemetery in rural Goodell, Iowa.
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