Obituary

Gloria Mae Westaby
December 2, 1927 - January 9, 2021

Gloria Mae Westaby

Gloria Mae Westaby
Dec 2, 1927 - Jan 9, 2021

Gloria Mae Westaby
Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support

Gloria Mae Westaby, 93, of Alexander, passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at The Madrid Home, surrounded by her family. She was born on December 2, 1927, in Hardy, Iowa, to Peter and Josephine (Michaelson) Helvick.

Gloria graduated from Humboldt High School and from Waldorf College in Forest City. She was united in marriage to Marlo Westaby on July 28, 1948, in Humboldt; to this union six children were born.

Gloria was a school teacher, a homemaker, and a bookkeeper for the family business of custom corn shelling and trucking, and later for Westaby Grain Company. She also worked as an ad designer at Printing Services in Belmond until retirement.

Gloria attended the Alexander Methodist Church with Marlo for many years prior to its closing. She was an active participant in all church activities.

Gloria enjoyed ballroom dancing, reading, crocheting, collecting Precious Moments figurines and hosting family gatherings.

Gloria is survived by her loving husband of seventy-two years, Marlo Westaby of Alexander, daughter Jacki (Wade) Kragel of Waukee, son Kevin (Colette) Westaby of Alexander, daughter Lynette (John) Bednarz of Ellston, daughter Jana (Jeff) Winters of Hampton, daughter Vicki (Farley) Roe of Waterloo, sister Diane (Wayne) Lehman of Badger, sixteen grandchildren, thirty-nine great-grandchildren (with two more on the way), along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son Michael Westaby, great-grandsons Austin and Alex Rodemeyer, parents Peter and Josephine, one sister and three brothers.

Those in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the First Reformed Church in Alexander. Visitation will be held prior to the service at the church on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place in the Alexander Cemetery. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Hampton is assisting Gloria's family.

Memorial contributions may be given in memory of Gloria to The Madrid Home, 613 W North St., Madrid, IA, 50156 or Suncrest Home Health and Hospice, 5959 Village View Dr., Suite 100, West Des Moines, IA 50266.

Friends and family will also have the opportunity to join Gloria's service virtually via "Zoom" on Thursday, at 1:30 p.m. To join the Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84905293860?pwd=TExCRlYwUXRzTEhna3dPMnQ5Q1h3QT09
Meeting ID: 849 0529 3860
Passcode: 953186

Healing Registry on Jan 13, 2021

Candle3 people have supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.

Buy Gift Now

Dorothy Barkema Sivam on Jan 17, 2021

Miss Helvick was my second grade teacher. That’s how she came to be in Alex. She still looks the same. A lovely smile and disposition. Dorothy Barkema Sivam

Sietsema Vogel Funeral Homes on Jan 13, 2021

+93

Show More

Videos

Photos

Add a photo
Show More

Visitation

Jan
14
Thursday
First Reformed Church
212 Brown St.
Alexander, Iowa 50420
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Those in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.


Service

Jan
14
Thursday
First Reformed Church
212 Brown St.
Alexander, Iowa 50420
1:30 PM
Those in attendance are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing at all times.


*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries but need a 48 hours notice on placing orders for flowers. We cant not guaranteed early morning delivery if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Send Sympathy Gifts
Plan Ahead
Free Newsletter
Free Grief Support
Gloria Mae Westaby

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Gloria Mae Westaby

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Gloria Mae Westaby

Add to Your Calendar

Gloria Mae Westaby

Obit Checkin

Gloria Mae Westaby

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Gloria Mae Westaby

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Gloria Mae Westaby

Get Updates - SMS notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Gloria

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Gloria leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook