FRANCES I. RUDE

GOWRIE — Frances I. Rude, 89, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Simpson Center, Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge.

Funeral services will be 10:30 Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Moorland, with Msgr. Kevin McCoy officiating the Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Gowrie Township Cemetery. A parish rosary will be at 3:40 pm with a visitation following at 4:00 pm, Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.

She is survived by daughter, Linda (Lee) Davis of LaVista, NE; son, Wayne (Nancy) Rude of Ankeny; son, Larry H. (Donna Murphy) Rude of Washington, DC; daughter, Marianne (Daryl) Carlson of Paton; son, Bill (Jolene) Rude of Grimes; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Adrian McColley of Fort Dodge; Robert McColley of Slater; sisters, Luella Warren of Santa Barbara, CA; Helen Murphy of Diamond Springs, CA; and Lavonne Dellachiesa of Fort Dodge.

Preceding her in death were her parents, George and Agnes (McElroy) McColley; husband, Howard Rude; and brother, Gerald McColley.

Frances I. McColley was born July 18, 1927, at a farmhouse in Verdel, NE and graduated from Corpus Christi High School in Fort Dodge. Frances worked for Tobin Pack in Fort Dodge for 4 years. Frances was united in marriage to Howard Rude October 8, 1949, at Corpus Christi Church. They established their home in Gowrie. Frances was a homemaker and employed at First State Bank, Gowrie.

Frances was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Federated Women’s Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Rosarians of OLGC, and Elderbridge. She was a volunteer, charter member and EMT for the Gowrie Ambulance, Gowrie Care Center, Trinity Regional Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and Communion for the Home Bound. She raised her children and enjoyed gardening flowers and vegetables. She loved to sew clothing and enjoyed attending her kid’s sporting events and other activities.

Memorials may be left to Unity Point Hospice in Fort Dodge and Southwest Webster Ambulance.

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