Blanche E. Kimberley Bodie

May 9, 1920August 5, 2012

Blanche E. Kimberley Bodie died August 5, 2012 at Grandview Health Care Center in Dayton, Iowa. She was born to John B. and Carrie (Dunlap) Kimberley on May 9, 1920 in rural Collins Iowa. She married Paul Bodie November 6, 1937. She resided in Ames, IA, Knoxville, IA, Congress, AZ, Glendale, AZ, and Boone, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband Paul; her parents, John and Carrie Kimberley; and her brothers, Howard and James Kimberley.

She is survived by her only child, Alechia Daniels of Boone, Iowa; grandchildren, David Collins, Leslea Abrahamsen of Ames, IA, Casey (Kim) Collins of Phoenix, AZ, and Linda (Jim) Carner of Omaha, NE; great grandchildren; great-great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Fisher of Sioux City, IA; five nieces; and two nephews. At Blanche’s request there will be no services. She will be cremated and inurned at a later date in Rhodes, IA.

Memorials in Blanche’s name may be sent to Grandview Health Care Center, 508 2nd St., N.E., Dayton, IA 50530. Online condolences may be left at


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Elsie Grove

August 19, 2012

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.