Myrtle J. Thurman of Perry


Memorial services for Myrtle J. Thurman, 65, of Perry will be held Thursday, Jan. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry.

Memorials will be given to Myrtle’s family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at

Myrtle passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa.

Myrtle Joan Thuman was born Sept. 1, 1953, at Shenandoah, Iowa, to Charles Toby and Hazel Ruth (Adams) Kalkas.

She attended school at Farragut Community school.

Myrtle worked for many years at the Glenwood State School as a nurse’s aide.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jefferson.

Myrtle enjoyed coloring, working word search puzzles, bingo and playing cards.

In death she rejoins her parents, Charles and Hazel Kalkas; siblings, Karen Garreans and Dewayne Kalkas; and a grandson, Brandon.

Left to cherish Joan’s memory are her children, Kristina West, Teresa Sandoval and Anna Good; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; siblings, Terry (Darlene) Kalkas, Judy (Lonnie) Longcor, Willie John Kalkas, Becky Evans and Patty (Les) Buffington.


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