Arlene Ruth McComb, 89, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 in
Arlene was born on January 31, 1928 in Randalia, Iowa, the daughter of Erna (Vandersee) and Alfred Schaller. She attended school in Randalia and graduated from Randalia High School. After she attended Iowa Teacher’s College, she taught country school.
On May 22, 1949, Arlene was united in marriage to David W. McComb in Maynard, Iowa. The couple made their home in Waterloo until 1952 when they moved to Oelwein, Iowa, and then to Waverly, Iowa in 1962. Arlene was a loving mother and homemaker. After raising her children, she worked in Customer Service at J. C. Penneys and Pamida. After 57 years of marriage, David passed away in December of 2006. Arlene continued to live in the family home, and just recently went to West Memphis to be with her daughter, Pam.
Arlene was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She enjoyed being a homemaker, sewing and growing flowers.
Arlene’s memory is honored by her daughter, Pam (Marlin) Winter of West Memphis, Arkansas; three sons, David McComb Jr. of Reno, Nevada, Dwight (Kathryn) McComb of Madison, Wisconsin, Don (Ann) McComb of Fayette, Iowa; seven grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Bemis; and several nieces and nephews. Arlene was preceded in death by Dave; her parents; two brothers, Edward and David Schaller; and one sister, Marilyn Arbaugh.
Arlene’s body has been cremated, and a memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly with Pastor Paul Schaedig officiating. Burial of cremains will follow at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Waverly Public Library. Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187.
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