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Marcella "Sally" Clouse Jan. 22, 1925 - Apr. 28, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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Marcella "Sally" Clouse, age 85, of Sac City, and formerly of Truesdale, died April 28, 2010 at Park View Center in Sac City.

Inurnment will be in the Newton Union Cemetery in Newton, at a later date. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Marcella Louise Elliott, the daughter of Harrison H. and Louisa (Woods) Elliott, was born in Des Moines, on Jan. 22, 1925. Sally lived her youth and received her education in Des Moines and was a graduate of Des Moines East High School. She continued her education at Broadlawns School of Nursing where she received her degree as a registered nurse.

Sally was united in marriage to Theodore "Ted" Clouse on Jan. 15, 1949, in Des Moines, and they were blessed with three children: Teresa, John, and Kristie. Throughout their married lifetime Sally and Ted lived in Newton, Amarillo, TX, and Des Moines, Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg, Newell, and Truesdale. Prior to having a family, Sally practiced as a registered nurse and Ted was a photographer and a specialty salesman. Sally and Ted's daughter, Kristie, needed special care and Sally was devoted in caring for Kristie in their home.

Sally was very civic minded and when they lived in Newton she held offices in the Order of Eastern Star and served as president of the Newton PTA. Special interests of Sally's included sewing, reading, doing crafts, and crocheting.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Terry and Ken Gibson of Rockwell City; John and Rosemary Clouse of Ruthven; and Kristie Clouse of Sac City; seven grandchildren: Danielle Clouse and fiancÚ Andy; Eric Clouse; Matt and Shelly White; Josh White and fiancÚ Miranda; Cara Ohrtman and fiancÚ Brandon; Christopher White-Gibson and Lia White-Gibson; great grandchildren: Destiny, Ava, Conner, Matt, Maddie and Mac; her brother, George Elliott; other extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and several brothers and sisters.