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Marlys Pemble

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Aug. 21, 1938 — March 24, 2024

Funeral services for Marlys Pemble, 85, of Everly, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Warner Chapel in Everly. Rev. Mike Eeten will officiate the service. Visitation will take place, beginning at 4 p.m., with family present from 4-6 p.m., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer. Private burial will be conducted at a later date.

Marlys, the daughter of Robert L. and Luella F. (Kennedy) Marshall, was born on Aug. 21, 1938, in Belmond. Her younger years were spent on various farms in the Klemme/Britt area. She loved life on the farm, except chicken chores! She loved her horse, Dolly.

Marlys graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1956. While in high school, she was approached by the owners of the local beauty college. They thought she had what it took to be a successful beautician and offered her the opportunity to attend school free of charge. They knew what they were talking about, as she made many, many people look great in her 61-plus years behind the chair.

In 1957 she moved to Estherville to begin her career. It was there that she met the man who would capture her heart. After a whirlwind courtship, she and Charles “Chuck” Pemble were married on May 30, 1958, in Jackson, Minnesota. They lived in Estherville and Dubuque early in their marriage and moved to Everly with their four young children in 1966, and it was there they remained.

Marlys was a member of the United Methodist Church in Everly where she taught both Sunday School and Bible School. She also participated in several mission trips where she was able to share her faith. Her love of music, especially Neil Diamond, was evident by the number of CDs she owned and the number of concerts she attended. She loved going on nature drives and was an avid bird watcher. She convinced many people to become crazy bird people!

Marlys passed away at her home on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

She was preceded in death by her parents and parents-in-law, her son Charles, her sister, Marilyn, and her brother, Merle.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband Chuck of Everly; three children, Bob Pemble of Littleton, Colorado, Joan (Kent) Kimball of Everly, and Jim Pemble of Cheyenne, Wyoming; six grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Angie Pemble of Hermosa, South Dakota; brother Mike Marshall of Loveland, Colorado; other relatives; and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home, of Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.

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