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Edna ‘Marie’ Pyle

Edna “Marie” Pyle, 97, of Charles City, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at the 11th Street Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Marie Pyle was held 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Wendy Johannesen from Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd officiating. Burial was in Sunnyside Memory Gardens in rural Charles City.

Visitation was at Hauser Funeral Home from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, and continued one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Monday.

Edna Marie Pyle was born Jan. 6, 1919 to Roy and Laura (Wallbaum) Horr in Rockwell City. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1937. Marie married Elden Pyle, and to this union three children were born. The couple later divorced. Marie always thought of Floyd Grace United Methodist Church as her home church, and enjoyed attending functions there.

Marie was a dedicated homemaker who took pride in keeping an immaculate house. She cooked, baked, and canned; using ingredients from her home garden whenever possible.

Marie was very driven and independent. She had a sharp mind for crossword puzzles and playing cards, particularly solitaire.

Whenever Marie had visitors she always offered them a piece of candy from her dish. Despite having macular degeneration she continued to live in her own home. She was very hospitable and loved when family visited. Family meant the world to her, especially when grandchildren visited.

Marie is survived by her children: Carol (Steve) Egan of Texas/Iowa, Gerald (Anna May “Ann”) Pyle of Charles City, Douglas (Marie) Pyle of Lewisville, Texas; nine grandchildren: Sheila, Roxanne, Victoria, Nicole, Jody, Julie Victoria, Ron and Kevin; 14 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister in infancy; and sister, Doris Brown.

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