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Evelyn “Peg” Claus

Evelyn “Peg” (Parkhill) Claus, 96, of Smithland, Iowa, passed into the arms of her loving Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, September 4, 2019. She joins her husband of 70 years, Chester “Chet” Claus, in their heavenly home.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Smithland United Methodist Church.  Burial followed at Willow Township Cemetery in Holly Springs, Iowa.

Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn “Peg” (Parkhill) Claus was born on May 25, 1923 in Oto, Iowa to Charlie Thomas and Edith Melvina Parkhill. She grew up on a farm in the Oto area with five brothers and two sisters.

She graduated from high school in 1941.

Peg married the love of her life, Chet, on July 14, 1945 at Dakota City, Nebraska. They were blessed with 70 years of marriage.

They had two sons, Ben (Jennie) from Elk Point, South Dakota and Greg (Dawn) from Smithland, Iowa. They also had four grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Her husband Chet passed away August 21, 2015.

Peg spent her last year lovingly cared for by the staff at Maple Heights Nursing Home.

Peg was preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester; her parents; five brothers: Virgil, James, Wilbur, Charles, and Russell Parkhill; and two sisters, Maisel Cameron and Delia Lane.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Siouxland.

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