Marsha Brittain of Woodward

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Marsha Brittain, 57, of Woodward passed into the arms of her heavenly father Nov. 11, 2020.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16 at the McCalley Chapel of the Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in Adel, with burial following at North McDonald Cemetery in rural Van Meter. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 15, with the family present from 3-6 p.m. at  the funeral home. Guests are encouraged to follow all Iowa Department of Public Health guidelines on COVID-19.

Marsha was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Jan. 19, 1963.

She graduated with highest honors with a degree in computer science from Corpus Christi State University.

In Corpus Christi she and Michael Brittain fell in love, married in 1993 and moved to Iowa. They enjoyed 27 joyful years together. Their love and devotion for each other was evident to all who know them.

Marsha was happiest when she was with her family, her church family or in her craft room.

Over the last 20 years, she was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where her kindness and patience were put to good use as a youth leader.

Marsha could often be found researching fun projects to make with her grandkids, making cards to send to a friend or sewing or crocheting a gift.

She was a natural nurturer as evidenced by her beautiful and well-tended garden.

Through her battle with cancer, Marsha maintained her dignity and quiet strength. Her faith and grace were a blessing to her family and all who knew her.

Marsha was a loving mother and is survived by daughters, Suzy (Nathan) Johnson, Megan Brittain (Brandon Rutledge) and Sabrina Brittain (Ehssan Alwareeth). She was a wonderful grandmother to Isaac Johnson, Lila Rutledge and Rocky Rutledge. She will also be missed by her husband, Michael; her mother, Toffie Morales;, her father, Roger Morales; her sisters, Monique Morales (Mark Davey) and Yvette Morales; as well as countless relatives and friends.

The family wishes memorial contributions be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.

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