D. Mardell's Story
D. Mardell Blaine, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at her home in Maquoketa.
A celebration of Mardell's life will be held at 11 A.M., Saturday, March 3, 2018 from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 A.M. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Donna Mardell Everman was born on April 29, 1930 in Corydon, Iowa, to John Franklin and Donna Mae (Hilliard) Everman. She was a 1949 graduate of Allerton, Iowa High School. On November 25, 1949 she married John E. "Ted" Blaine in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death on January 21, 2016.
Mardell was dedicated to her family, and was a loving wife and mother. Ted and Mardell enjoyed fishing early in their marriage and they shared the love of gardening, playing cards, checkers, and traveling. She was known as a wonderful cook, baker and dessert maker. She was a member of the United Church of Christ, where she was a greeter, committee member, and volunteered for church events. She especially cherished spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Those left to honor Mardell's memory include her children, John Blaine of Missoula, MT, Brenda (Scott) Banker of Clinton, IA, and Jill Blaine; 2 grandchildren Jennifer (Tyler) Doran and Alex Banker; 2 great-grandchildren Blake and Olivia Doran; a sister, Helen Wyatt of Corydon, IA; and 2 special nieces, Jerry Castor and Joan Langloss, along with many other nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John E. "Ted" Blaine, brothers Gerald and Jack, and sisters Fern and Wanda.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a D. Mardell Blaine memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Published on February 28, 2018