Earleen L. McGrew

Dec 28, 2019
McGrew, Earleen crop


1:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Garden View Chapel, 3655 Logan Ave., Waterloo


12:00 PM until service time at Garden View Chapel, Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to the family.


     Earleen L. McGrew, age 91, of Runnells, Iowa, formerly of Waterloo, died Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
     She was born on March 7, 1928 in Waterloo, the daughter of Earl and Euphemia “Faye” (Dague) Howard. She graduated from North High School in Minneapolis, MN. Earleen was united in marriage with James Robert McGrew on July 3, 1948 in Waterloo.
     Earleen worked as a salesclerk for JC Penney for 13 years retiring in 1981. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Waterloo.
     Earleen is survived by three daughters, Martha (Steve) Etten of Grand Lake, Colorado, Jolyn Pilger of Runnells, and Donna McGrew of Madison, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; a brother, Albert Howard; and two sisters, Doris Bilger French and Marlyn Shipp.

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