Marcella Ruth Ingram, the daughter of William Thomas and Helena (Scherbarth) Williams, was born February 14, 1927, near Villisca, Iowa. Marcella entered eternal rest on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Allen Place Assisted Living, Atlantic, Iowa, at the age of ninety years, four months, and seventeen days.
As a young girl, she loved riding her pony, “Billy Boy” to Frog Pond country school. She graduated from New Market High School, New Market, Iowa, with the class of 1944 and received her teaching certificate during this time. Marcella married her childhood sweetheart, Eldon Lawrence Ingram on May 20, 1945, in Paris, Texas, while he was stationed at Camp Maxey. Three daughters were born to bless this union: Eldena, Jeannine, and Diana. Marcella was a devoted farm wife and homemaker, working alongside Eldon, helping with all the farm chores. She raised chickens, and loved animals of all kinds, especially horses. Marcella also worked numerous other jobs including: the gun factory in Clarinda, Iowa, Lorraine’s in Bedford, Iowa; and working for Mary Otto at the Coffee Shop in Corning, Iowa. Some of her favorite hobbies were dancing, drawing, fishing, playing cards, working her large flower and vegetable gardens, and later on going to casinos.
Marcella was active in her community. She was a member of the WW Club and Fairview Church, helping with harvest suppers. She also worked with the IPF and UCCY groups. Marcella was active in 4-H when the girls were young. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life, and she was involved in all activities with their lives. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Left to cherish Marcella’s memory are her daughters: Eldena (Miguel) Flores, Lenox, Iowa; Jeannine DeVore-Harris (Robert Harris), Atlantic, Iowa; Diana (Denny) Morman, West Des Moines, Iowa; six grandchildren; one step-grandson; Carol (Scott) Herrmann, Orient, Iowa; Brenda (Dave) Freshour-Johnston, Grimes, Iowa; Holly DeVore, Atlantic, Iowa; Bradley (Lindsey) DeVore, Atlantic, Iowa; Jamison (Stacy) Mauk, West Des Moines, Iowa; Lyndsay (Ryan) Solomon, Los Angeles, CA, Michael (Anne) Morman, Marion, Iowa. 14 great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; brother: Norman (Marilyn) Williams, Clarinda, Iowa; four nieces, and many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Marcella in death was her husband Eldon in 1994; son-in-law Rex DeVore; and her parents.