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February 2, 2013

Golda Sleeth, 94, Exline

EXLINE — Golda O. Sleeth, 94, formerly of Exline, died Jan. 30, 2013, at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville.

Golda was born Nov. 29, 1918, to Clarence and Roxie (Shelton) Mathes in Graysville, Mo., She was joined in marriage to Lewis “Jack” Sleeth on Sept. 2, 1939, in Unionville, Mo.

She loved to garden and tend her flowers as well as being an avid quilter. She loved to travel, but her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family and loved ones.

Golda is survived by her children, Loretta “Faye” Guffey of Ottumwa, Russell Sleeth of Exline, Melba “Kaye” (David) Martin of Griffin, Ga., Zelta Brinegar of Baton Rouge, La., Linda Morse of Indianola and Cindy (John) Brown of Exline; brothers, Dain (Ellie) Mathes of Exline, Don (Shirley) Mathes of Centerville and Herb Mathes of Exline; and sisters, Zetta McElderry of Exline and Loeta McElderry of Bettendorf; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; several stepgreat- and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband; her parents; grandsons, Jack LeRoy Sleeth and Bradley Guffey; granddaughter, Michelle Brinegar; great-grandsons, Zachary Guffey, James Doyle and Brennan Brown; great-granddaughter, Leann Sleeth; brothers, Edwin Mathes and Novie Dean Mathes; brothers-in-law, Darb McElderry and Gene McElderry; daughter-in-law, Tyke Sleeth; sons-in-law, William “Skeeter” Guffey and Bob Morse.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Lange Funeral Home, Centerville; with Pastor Gerald Campbell officiating. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery, south of Exline.  

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 6-8 p.m.

A memorial has been established to Alzheimer’s Association and may be left at or sent to the funeral home at 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. 

Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com.

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