Marcalyn Mary Bell was born Aug. 16, 1935, in Linn Grove, to Grover and Ethel (Wathen) Bell. She graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1953. On Nov. 23, 1958, Marcy married Karl John Brugman, Jr. at the Congregational Church in Aurelia. Marcy was a life-long member of the Congregational Church where for many years she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school, and served as a Deacon. She worked at K-Mart in Cherokee for several years. She loved to cook and bake, and was an Iowa Hawkeye fan.
Marcy died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee.
Preceding Marcy in death were her parents, and her husband Karl on March 3, 2001, and one brother, Alvin Bell.
Survivors include her son Kevin Brugman of Aurelia, one brother, Gilbert Bell of Des Moines, two sisters, Betty Ahrenholtz of Loveland, Colo., and Mertie and her husband Jack Williams of Kiron, and other relatives and friends.