Rose I. Mere
Rose I. Mere, 90, of Wyoming, Iowa, passed away peacefully in her home on Dec. 9, 2020, surrounded by her family.
A visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Dawson Funeral Services in Wyoming, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 15, at the Wyoming United Methodist Church. A burial will take place at a later date at the Wyoming Cemetery. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be followed.
Rose was born June 26, 1930, in Wyoming, Iowa, to William E. and Ruth (Parsons) McCalmant. Rose gave selflessly of her time and talents, often volunteering and helping others in need. She loved her flowers, gardening, reading, going to garage sales and playing Bingo. Her greatest love was for her family and friends. She was an endless teaser and enjoyed telling stories and laughing.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, David Harris Phelps, James Berry II and Duane Mere; daughters, Betty Phelps and Diane Smith; and a son, James Berry III; brothers, George, Robert, Charles, Vernon, Ivan, William and John; and sisters, Donna and Verna.
Left to cherish her memories are her daughters, Ruth Thomsen, Brenda Farrington and Tracey Blades; sons, David Phelps and Jack Berry; brother, Benjamin McCalmant; sister, Thelma Rohlena; 22 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Brandy Berry and Tanika Phelps for their compassion and loving care.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.dawsonfuneral.com; or memorials can be mailed to Ruth Thomsen at 2551 27th Ave., Marion, IA 52302.