Arlene Barclay

Arlene Barclay

1928 - 2019

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Obituary of Arlene Barclay

Arlene LaVaun Ritze Barclay, 90 of Central City, IA passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Tucson, AZ     

She was born in Lafayette IA to Glenn and Murl (Helbig) Ritze. She graduated from Alburnett High School 1945 and Paris Beauty School in 1949. Worked in the world of cosmetology for 39 years. She married Warren Barclay June 1950. After retirement, they moved to Tucson AZ, to be near their three granddaughters.

She was member First United Methodist Church in Central City and served in many different capacities locally and the district and conference levels. Attended and served at New Life Wesleyan Church in Tucson. Member of Iowa Eastern Star, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, and American Legion Auxiliary. Arlene enjoyed golf, shuffleboard, Bridge, quilting, painting, crafts, piano, organ, Bible Study, travel, Family and Friends.

Arlene was preceded in death by husband Warren, passing in 2016 and grandchild Sheila Barclay.  She is survived by son Gene Barclay(Elaine) Panama City FL. Daughter Deanna Downard(Gary) Tucson, AZ  Granddaughters, Liberty Daniels(Shawn), Holly Groh(James), and Brittany Whaling(Bradley). Great Grandchildren, Courtney, Taylor(Dillion), Ethan, Isabell, Abigail, Harper, Bristol.  Greatgreat grandchildren Bennett, Harrison.

Memorial Service and Burial for Warren and Arlene will be Saturday April 27th 10:30am  First United Methodist Church 216 Commercial St. Central City, IA 52214. Burial Mt.Clark Cemetery Following.   

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