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Marcia G. Petheram

Marcia G. Petheram, 71, of Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Charles City, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016 at Banner Hospice House in Sun City West, Ariz. of cancer.

A graveside service for the inurnment of the cremains will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. The Rev. Jane Keel from Messiah Lutheran Church in Charles City will officiate.

Marcia grew up in Charles City and then moved to Cape Cod, Mass., where she began her 35-year career with AT& T. She later moved to the Phoenix area to be closer to family and decided to stay.

Marcia is survived by her brother, David (Jan) of Des Moines; niece, Laura Petheram of Ankeny; niece, Emily Petheram of Des Moines; nephew, Scott and his daughter, Payton, of Des Moines; her aunt, Marje Worrell of Harwich, Mass.; plus many cousins and caring friends from both her workplace and her condo complex.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gene and Marion Petheram of Sun City, Ariz.; and her favorite cocker spaniel, Maggie.

Marcia was a private person who cared deeply for her family. Marcia enjoyed going out to lunch with many friends in the area, making lengthy phone calls to family, keeping current on news and events, and shopping for and decorating her condo.

The family suggests that memorials be directed to First Congregational Church in Charles City and/or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Hauser Funeral Home, 641-228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at