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    Elsie Mae Babcock
    May 10, 1927 - December 9, 2017

    Elsie Mae Babcock

    Elsie Mae Babcock
    May 10, 1927 - Dec 9, 2017

    Elsie Mae Babcock
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    Elsie M. Babcock, 90, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Saturday morning, December 9, 2017, at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Elsie's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, December 14, 2017, at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa.

    Elsie Mae Keister was born on May 10, 1927 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Art and Louise (Brokens) Keister. She was a 1944 graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Donald Lee Babcock on February 22, 1947 in Maquoketa. To this union three children were born: Ronald, Michael and Kathy.

    Elsie was a homemaker and farm wife who raised a family and farmed with her husband in the Maquoketa area for many years.

    Elsie was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and the Maquoketa American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, serving as a past president.

    Elsie enjoyed playing Euchre and going on frequent outings with her "Ladies Day Luncheon Club". She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

    Those left to honor Elsie's memory include her children, Ronald (Susan) Babcock of Monticello, IA, Michael (Julie) Babcock of Maquoketa, IA, and Kathy (Gary) Ihrig of Maquoketa, IA; a brother, Bill (Sharon) Keister of Monmouth, IA; a sister, Vera St. John of Calamus, IA; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, and her husband Donald on November 25, 2005.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Elsie M. Babcock memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


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    Carol Henry on Dec 24, 2017

    CandleOur deepest sympathy to the Babcock family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Beautiful lady, big heart! Carol Henry & Wayne Dieleman

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Dec 15, 2017


    Paula Breitbach Otten on Dec 13, 2017

    CandleKathy and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your mom. She was such an awesome lady! God bless to all of you! Paula

    on Dec 13, 2017

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    Robert Clark on Dec 12, 2017

    It was my privilege to care for such a wonderful woman .
    Last day on Earth
    First day in Heaven

    Ron& Doris Evans on Dec 12, 2017

    To the family of Elsie! Our thoughts and Prayers to your family at this time.. Your mom and dad were grand people . Will be missed by many. God be with you.

    Carson on Dec 12, 2017


    Steve & Cindy Daniels on Dec 11, 2017

    Elsie's Family,
    So sorry to hear of her passing. Such a lovely lady. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cindy Turney on Dec 11, 2017

    Kathy, I am so very sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a sweetheart and I always enjoyed seeing her when you would bring her shopping at walmart. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Riley Curry on Dec 11, 2017


    We miss you already Grandma.

    Mike Kaczinski on Dec 11, 2017

    Mike , Julie and family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mike and Dawn Kaczinski

    Owen and Jean Hayes on Dec 11, 2017

    Our deepest sympathy to the Babcock family.

    Michael Sarchett on Dec 10, 2017

    CandleWhat a great lady, Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma she sure loved you all and will be greatly missed! Our thoughts are with you all. Love the Sarchett's
    Mike, Karen, Dylan, Kyle and Logan

    Molly Hayward on Dec 10, 2017

    Kathy,Mike & Family
    I'm Very Sorry for your loss. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you All ??'?


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    Carson Celebration of Life Center
    318 West Pleasant Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM


    First Lutheran Church
    210 E. Platt Street
    Maquoketa, Iowa 52060
    10:30 AM

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