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December 7, 2017 Imogene Schlabaugh
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1930 - 2017

Imogene Schlabaugh, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Funeral services were held Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church in rural Kalona. Pastor Don Patterson officiated. Burial was in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa Mennonite School, Pleasantview Home and Kalona First Responders.

Imogene Schlabaugh was born Jan. 11, 1930, in rural Iowa County, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude (Miller) Gingerich. She graduated from Iowa Mennonite High School in 1949. On June 30, 1950, Imogene was united in marriage to Emil Schlabaugh at the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. They made their home in the Kalona community and traveled all over the country to attend art shows for Schlabaugh and Sons Woodworking.

Imogene helped with preschool in downtown Kalona and provided daycare at her home. She was a member of the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday school and Bible school. She was artistic and loved drawing. She loved family times especially with all of the grandkids.

Imogene is survived by her husband Emil; five children: Steve (Dixie) Schlabaugh of Kalona, Mark (Doreen) Schlabaugh of Kalona, John (Jane) Schlabaugh of Kalona, Mary Ann (Tim) Gaffey of Iowa City and David (Julie) Schlabaugh of Williamsburg; 14 grandchildren: Ryan (Stephanie) Schlabaugh, Jenny (Chad) Gillam, Clint (Jen) Schlabaugh, Brooke Schlabaugh, Rebecca (Willie) Bender, Kevin (Brittany) Schlabaugh, Kirk (Maria) Schlabaugh, Hannah Schlabaugh, Megan Schlabaugh, Kara Schlabaugh, Lindsay (Corbin) Blythe, Zach Schlabaugh, Carly Schlabaugh and Gabe Schlabaugh; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Dale (Ruth) Gingerich of Carmel, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters and brothers-in-law: Mildred (Emerson) Swartzendruber and Shirley (Jim) Conrad.

Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is caring for the family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com.

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