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Emily Latch, 80

Emily Lee Latch, 80, of State Center, passed away with family by her side on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Emily was born in Baxter on December 29, 1933, to Minnie and Andy Miller. She attended school in Baxter. On October 16, 1965, she was united in marriage to Howard C. Latch. She was a long time member of the Presbyterian Church, a current member of the New Hope Christian Church in Marshalltown, a member of Rebekah Lodge, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Emily was employed at JCPenneys, Caseys, and Cissy’s II. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, baking, shopping, celebrating the holidays, and above all, spending time with her family. She will be remembered for her strong faith and her giving heart.

Left to cherish Emily’s memory is her daughter Judy (Doug) Kline of State Center; her grandchildren Andrea (Marc) Halbloom of State Center, Rachelle (Steve) Johnson of New Providence, Todd (Sharon) Kline of State Center, and Jason (Samantha) Kline of State Center; her great grandchildren Kelsiann and Alexander Halbloom; Jessica and Jared Johnson; Lane, Cael, Cody, and Cole Kline; and Cailynn Kline; her sisters Phyllis Mouchka of Newton, Sandy (Doe) Bucklin of Ira, and Linda (Charlie) Vancise of Baxter; her brothers Marty (Lisa) Connelly of Prole, Bruce (Canice) Connelly of Rhodes, and Victor (Joyce) Connelly of Colfax; her sister-in-law Carmella Miller-Moore of Massachusetts; her brother-in-law Dennis Bucklin of Ira and many nieces and nephews.

In death Emily rejoins her parents, her husband, her sisters Sharon Garr and Berna Bucklin, and her brothers Jerry Miller and Duwane Miller.

The Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown will hold a visitation on Tuesday, November 18th, from 5-7 PM followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, November 19th at 10:30 AM. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. For condolences please visit: Private burial will follow services. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Emily and her family.

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