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Lois "Arlene" Lusk
Dec 10, 1922 – Feb 1, 2013 (Age 90)
Funeral services for Arlene Lusk, age 90, of Clearmont, Missouri, who entered into peace Friday, February 1, 2013 at Golden Living, Maryville, Missouri, will be held 10:30 Monday, February, 4, 2013 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Alvin Reed officiating. Visitation with the family will be held 2-4 p.m., Sunday, February 3 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Braddyville Cemetery, Braddyville, Iowa. Memorials may be given in Arlene's name for community projects. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa. Lois Arlene Lusk was born December 10, 1922 near Braddyville, Iowa at the family home to Lloyd McCurdy and Beulah (Nicholas) McCurdy. She grew up in the Braddyville area and had three brothers and three sisters. Arlene attended Center Country School and graduated from Braddyville High School in 1940. While in high school she played on the girl's basketball team. On April 22, 1942, she was united in marriage to Truman Lusk in San Diego, California while he was in the service. They were blessed with three children, Danny, Nancy and Lou Ann. Arlene had a very strong work ethic, working several places during her working career. She and Truman owned and operated the Braddyville grocery store and later worked at Morris Grocery, Clearmont; was a cook at the Clearmont and Burlington Junction schools and retired from the Lisle Corporation. Arlene was a life long member of the Braddyville Christian Church. She enjoyed watching basketball, crafts, gardening and especially her flowers. Arlene was very close to her sisters and enjoyed activities with them including bowling, craft projects and cooking together making donuts and other goodies for all of the kids to enjoy. Her family was a priority and she attended all of her children's and grandchildren's activities. She loved to make cookies to send home with her grandchildren and Danny remembers the many cakes, cookies and letters she would send while he was in Vietnam. Preceding Arlene in death were her parents; husband, Truman (03/03/1969); brothers, William McCurdy, Truman McCurdy and Stanley McCurdy. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Danny Lusk and wife Nancy of Braddyville, Iowa, Nancy Burtch and husband Buddy of Clarinda, Iowa and Lou Ann McComb and husband Scott of Clarinda, Iowa; grandchildren, Danelle Fox and husband Gary of Burlington Junction, Missouri, Daphne Newberg of Clarinda, Iowa, Kayla Wymore of Schaumburg, Illinois, Emily McComb of Clarinda, Iowa; great grandchildren, Shelbey Fox, Kayliann Fox, Triston Fox, Ty Newberg; sisters, Annabelle Fuller of Clarinda, Iowa, Mary Lou Murphy of Braddyville, Iowa, Bonnie Miller of Clarinda, Iowa; many nieces; nephews and friends. Arlene will be missed by her loving family and friends. She will be forever in their hearts. May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing.