June 08, 1928 - June 10, 2021
Marcella Raymond, 93, of Tabor and formerly of Pacific Junction, IA passed away on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at the Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood with Rev. Mike Stevens officiating. Burial will be in the Glenwood Cemetery in Glenwood, IA. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the funeral on Wednesday beginning at 1:00 p.m. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Marcella and her family.
Memorials: Pacific Junction Fire and Rescue or Tabor Fire and Rescue
Marcella Rose (Stuchl) Raymond, 93 of Tabor, IA, formerly of Pacific Junction, IA, passed away at Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs, IA on June 10, 2021.
Marcella was born on June 8, 1928 in Abie, Nebraska, one of four daughters of James John and Albina (Sobotka) Stuchl. Her grandmother was a midwife who delivered Marcella at her parents' farm.
Marcella married Franklin Henry Raymond on May 22, 1953 in Clarinda, Iowa. They made their home in Abie where they owned and operated a restaurant and bar. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Cynthia Marie, LinDee Lorraine, John Lynn and Larry Lynn. The family moved to live in Pacific Junction. Marcella cooked and served many lunches at the Pacific Junction School and for the Glenwood School District. Those who knew her said that Marcella knew each and every student she fed.
Marcella was a faithful member of the Pacific Junction United Methodist Church and active in the church and community. She loved to cook and bake, making many batches of cookies and candies for her friends and family. Marcella knew no stranger and was a friend to everyone. She was kind, caring and was fondly known as one of the sweetest and nicest ladies. Marcella had a big heart, always ready to lend a helping hand. Marcella enjoyed volunteering at the Pacific Junction Museum.
Marcella was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband Franklin in 2010; her sons, John and Larry; grandson Chris Raymond; and sisters, Mildred Ann Kucera, Marie Virgl, and Angela Ann Walla.
Marcella is survived by her daughters, Cynthia (Arnold) Codr of Tabor, and LinDee (Michael) McCall of Richmond, VA; 11 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; extended relatives; and many friends.