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-Marceline G. Samuels-

Marceline G. Samuels, age 78, of Wapello, Iowa, died Tuesday evening, January 16, 2007, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center in Wapello. The daughter of Charles A. and Gertrude Meller Laue, she was born January 18, 1928 at Uring, Missouri. She married Keith ‘Skeet’ Samuels on June 16, 1956 at Burlington, Iowa.

Marceline graduated from Burlington High School and Iowa Wesleyan College with a BA in Education. She taught 3rd grade at Wapello and Winfield and retired in 1961 to become a homemaker.

She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Wapello. Marceline enjoyed her garden and flowers and traveling.

She is survived by her husband, Keith, a son, Eric and Darla Samuels of Wapello, a grandson, Seth Samuels, a brother, Delbert and Lillian Laue of Burlington; two sisters, Patricia White of Springdale, Arkansas and Lucille and Monroe Jennings of Columbus Junction. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Francis Laue and Floyd Laue.

The funeral ceremony for Marceline Samuels was held on Saturday, January 20, 2007, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home at Wapello, with Rev. Father Paul Appel officiating. Burial followed at the Wapello Cemetery.

A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Wapello Rescue Unit.

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