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Marlene Mae Reynolds

September 16, 1931 — January 26, 2021

Spencer

Marlene Mae Mason Reynolds passed away on January 26, 2021 at the Spencer Municipal Hospital. Marlene was born on September 16, 1931 to Glen and Alma (Olson) Mason of rural Greenville, Iowa. Marlene graduated from Greenville Rossie High School in 1949. Marlene married Roger Smith November 1948 and they had two daughters, Debra and Candace. The family enjoyed farming near Royal, Iowa until 1966 when they moved to the farm they had purchased near Terril, Iowa. Marlene married Richard (Dick) Reynolds in 1987. The couple resided in De Smet, South Dakota; later moved to Ruthven, Iowa; and in 2013 moved to Spencer, Iowa. Marlene continued to reside at the home in Spencer until the time of her death. Marlene enjoyed attending church circles, Ladies aide meetings, and helping out with church suppers and ice cream socials. She enjoyed time with the ladies and made good friends while participating in these activities. Marlene especially liked having coffee and dining out with friends and family. She was a member of the Ruthven United Methodist Church. During her farming days Marlene always had a garden and spent time canning the produce for the winter months. A favorite pastime included making potholders for friends and family members. Marlene adored her pets. At one point Marlene enjoyed raising Samoyed puppies. Her most recent companion was her cat, Shelby. Marlene is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Doug) Nelson of Naples, FL, and Candace (Jerry) Nelson of Spirit Lake, Iowa. She is also survived by her sister Sylvia (Don) Schoer of Spencer, Iowa. Other family members include her stepchildren: Ken (Jackie) Reynolds, Jim (Sharon) Reynolds, Alan Reynolds, and step-son-in-law, Mike Ernst. Marlene had five grandchildren: Angela (Ben) Dingel, Adam (Benita) Nelson, Thad (Kristen) Nelson, Arin (Nick) Elser, and Josh (Melissa) Nelson. She was blessed with eight great grandchildren: Grace, Cheyenne, Ellie, Gavin, Noah, Isabel, Elijah, and Jay. She is also survived by step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marlene leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Alma Mason, her husband, Richard Reynolds, and a stepdaughter, Diane Ernst. Due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic no services are planned at this time.
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