Della Mae Marston

Jan 4, 2020
Marston Della Mae news


11:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2020

Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Friday, January 10, 2020 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


Fairview Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to the family


Della Mae Marston, 89, died Saturday, January 4, 2020 at UnityPoint Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Della was born on March 16, 1930 in Goodman, MS, the daughter of Fannie Nelson Barnes and Joe C. Barnes, Sr.

Della gave her life to Christ at an early age in Goodman. In 1948, she married Jessie Marston, he later preceded her in death. To this union was born Ora Jean and Bobbi Jean. Later she met Andrew W. Oliver, Sr. in Durant, MS and in this union four kids were born. Roosevelt, Patricia, Andrew, and Alfred.

Della worked as a housekeeper at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, IL for quite some time, before moving back to Durant, MS. In 1970, Della decided to move back North to Waterloo, IA.

Della loved taking walks, visiting friends, gardening and taking care of her flowers. She was loved by everyone in the neighborhood.  She also loved traveling to Chicago visiting her brothers and sisters.

Della is survived by: five children, Bobbi J. Marston-McKinney of Waterloo, Roosevelt (Roxanne) Oliver of Harlan, Patricia Oliver of Chicago,  Andrew Oliver of Waterloo, and Alfred (Gloria) Oliver of Waterloo; three sisters, Alberta Cole of Chicago, Dorothy Ambrose of Waterloo, and Bessie Smith of Calumet City, IL; four grandchildren, Sidney Oliver and Nicole Oliver of Chicago, Crystal Oliver and Sheneka Oliver of Harlan; one great granddaughter Tatyana of Chicago; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jessie; daughter Ora Jean; her parents; five brothers, Jim, Joe, Robert Lee, Leroy, and Jerry; and sister, Mary.

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  1. Gift of Life Church | Jan 09, 2020

    CONDOLENCE     1 Thess. 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 


    To the family of Della Mae Marston:  

    We, the Family of Gift of Life Church want to assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We know the same God who has helped you with past trials, will be ever present during this one as well.

    May you find assurance in His word, strength in His presence and comfort in His love.  We will be praying for you, and trusting that God will be your portion and help, as well as comfort your entire family.  


    Yours in Christ, Bishop Brian E., Sr. Pastor Judeda Hill and the Gift of Life Family

  2. Tacquin Cribbs | Jan 09, 2020

    God Bless you all at this difficult time and you are in our prayers. Love you always. 

    Norris & "T"

  3. Helen Harrington | Jan 08, 2020
    Ms. Della Mae will be greatly missed, she was a GREAT family friend.  Andrew, Bobbi J. & Al were an awesome team in her daily care, showering her with love.  Thoughts & prayers to her entire family.
  4. Pastor. Lovie Caldwell | Jan 08, 2020

     PILGRIM REST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH                    January 8, 2020


    WATERLOO, IA 50703

     TO THE FAMILY OF: Della Mae Marston 


     We the Pastor, Officers, and members of Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, extend

    to this family our heartfelt sympathy in the loss and home going of your love one.

    Please know you are all in our hearts and prayers. 

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