Darlene McVay

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 Darlene McVay11/19/2010
Darlene Phyllis (McVay) Klootwyk was born on June 25, 1926, at the family home in Knoxville
to Henry Ivan McVay and Ethel Imagene (Smith) McVay.

As a child, Darlene worked
for the North End Grocery after school and on weekends. She graduated from the Knoxville
High School with the class of 1944.

Following graduation, Darlene worked for the
Bellamy Telephone Company until she was united in marriage to Robert Arthur Klootwyk
at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville on June 29, 1947. Darlene and
Robert lived in Knoxville until making their home on a farm outside of Pleasantville
in 1970. They then moved to town in later years.

Darlene was very active in the
community; she worked at the Pleasantville Senior Center, taught Sunday School,
was on the Greenwood Cemetery Board, and helped with the food pantry. She was a member
of the First United Methodist Church and later joined St. Paul’s United Methodist
Church after moving to Pleasantville. Darlene was also a member of the UMW and the
American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed doing crafts, cross-stitching and
cooking, and canning from her own garden. She also cherished the time spent with
her grandkids and attending their activities.

Darlene passed away on Friday, November
19, 2010 at her home at the age of 84 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents;
her husband, Robert; a son, Lance Corporal Robert Ivan Klootwyk; and a brother,
Richard McVay.

She is survived by her daughters, Lila Jean (Robert) Fast of Knoxville,
Freda Darlene (Brent) Hoyt of Pleasantville; grandchildren, David Edward Fast of
Urbandale, Elizabeth Darlene Hoyt, and Kaylene Marie Hoyt of Pleasantville.

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 11/21/2010 Mason Funeral Home 902 North State Street Pleasantville
Iowa 50225 515-848-3117 515-848-3117.

Service 10:00 AM 11/22/2010 Mason Funeral Home
902 North State Street, Pleasantville Iowa 50225 515-848-3117 515-848-3117 Cemetery
Graceland Cemetery

Memorials St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Pleasantville Senior
Center Hospice of Central Iowa.