Arlene Evelyn Sheesley Clarahan, age 80 of Sigourney, passed away
December 26, 2014 in Sigourney with her loving family by her side.
Arlene was born March 10, 1934 in Ottumwa, IA, daughter of the late
Elmo and Mamie Sample Sheesley. She graduated from Bloomfield High
School in 1952 and later met the love of her life, Donald Richard
Clarahan. They married on February 25, 1954 in Oskaloosa, IA and
were married fifty-seven years until his passing. . Arlene started
working outside the home once the kids started school. Arlene
worked at the Sigourney High School cafeteria and many years at the
Keokuk County Hospital as well as local doctors in the area. She
was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sigourney and a past
committee member of the Social Action Committee .
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald
Richard Clarahan, son; Ronald Dean Clarahan, daughter; Sheryl Jean
Clarahan, and sister; Shirley Boyens. She leaves behind to cherish
her memory, sons; Robert Clarahan and wife Marcia of Columbia, MO,
Raymond Clarahan and wife Annette of Sigourney, Randy Clarahan and
wife Sue of Coralville, IA, Rodney Clarahan of Seymour, TN,
daughter; Mary Ann Allison and husband David of Liberty, TX,
brother; Jim Sheesley and wife Lucy of Colfax, IA, sixteen
grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.
Service: Monday 10:00 A.M. St. Mary Catholic Church – Sigourney
Burial: Holy Trinity Cemeteries, St. Elizabeth - Harper, Iowa
Visitation: Prayer Service 4:00 P.M. Sunday with visitation to follow to
7:00 P.M. at St. Mary Catholic Church – Sigourney.