Gail Ann Clary, 69, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, July 24, 2019, at her home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of her life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M. on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Hickory Grove Cemetery, rural Monmouth, Iowa.
Gail Ann Burkey was born on September 29, 1949 in Anamosa, Iowa, to Galen Paul and Arlene Marie (Folkers) Burkey. She was a graduate of Maquoketa High School. She married Phillip Clary in Maquoketa, Iowa. To this union three children were born, Todd, Danny and Michael. Phillip preceded her in death. She later met her lifetime partner, Kevin Felten whom she's been with for 37 years.
Gail was a homemaker and had worked various jobs throughout the years including working for the Maquoketa Newspaper, Honey Bears Restaurant, S & H Fabricating, and Stickle's Feed in Anamosa. She also farmed with Kevin.
Gail enjoyed cookouts, caring for animals, horse riding, camping, fishing, traveling, baking, crocheting, looking at photo albums, taking walks, mushroom hunting. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, grandkids and great-grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her lifetime partner, Kevin Felten; children, Danny (Teresa) Clary of Monmouth, IA and Michael Clary of Dubuque, IA; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ron Burkey of Anamosa, IA, Michael Burkey of Farley, IA, and Gary Burkey of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters, Eileen (Steve) Orcutt of Anamosa, IA, Brenda (Dan) Seeley of Anamosa, IA, and Angie (Bob) Kennedy of Baldwin, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Phillip, brothers John, Thomas and Larry, and a son Todd.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Gail Ann Clary memorial fund has been established.
Online Condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
So sorry Kevin to hear of the loss of Gail. So happy you and she had those many years together. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ronnie and Kay Tracy
as her neighbor the last cpl of yrs i looked forward to seeing Gail and having our morning chats. She was a nice lady and i miss her already...my deepest condolences to her loved ones
Thoughts and prayers for Gail's family. We remember her from high school as being quiet until you got to know her. She was always a nice, kind person. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Adrian and Bonnie Browne
I send the Deepest Expression of Sympathy to Gail's family and children. I went to high school with her and she was a nice gal. God Bless you!
Rip Gail ....sending condolences to Gail’s family she was a very nice lady I know she is going to be missed
Condolences to the family. Another old neighbor gone. Thinking of you all.
Angie and the family of Gail,
Thinking of you as you cope with the loss of someone so special. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
MIKE AND FAMILY IM SO VERY SORRY FOR UR LOSS , GAIL WAS A NICE GAL
Rest in peace Gail, Life hasn't always been easy for you, but you did the best you could... I will always treasure our good times we had in high school..from sitting on logs chatting to play ball with the Fulton boys...You were a true friend!! didn't see much of you these last few years...God is getting a good angel coming his way.
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