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Retha Calhoon

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Retha Calhoon

Des Moines

Retha LaVonne Calhoon, 72, peacefully passed from this life Monday evening at Mercy Hospice in Johnston after a very hard and courageous 1.5 year fight with stomach cancer. She truly loved life and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

She was born and raised in Grant City, Missouri and retired in 2010 from Iowa Methodist as Food and Nutrition Supervisor. She had many hobbies and interests she enjoyed. She was a very warm and caring woman whose bright and friendly smile would instantly light up a room wherever she went. She will always be loved and missed by the many people who knew her.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Frank; two sons, Scott of Des Moines and Jason (Trish) of Ankeny; two daughters: Sue Gordon of Sioux City and Michelle of Des Moines; three grandsons: Matt and Dusty Lair and Justin Calhoon; and her sister, Doris Evans of Kansas City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son; two brothers and one sister. She may be gone but never to be forgotten and will always have a special place in our hearts.

Arrangements by The Cremation Society of Iowa.

Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 5, 2012
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