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Obituary for Gwendolyn Capps

Gwendolyn ‘Gwen’ Capps, age 87 of Boone, died July 2, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Following her wishes, Gwen has been cremated. A Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., at the Central Christian Church. Burial of her cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, on Friday from 4 until 8 p.m., where the family will be present from 6 until 8 p.m.

Gwendolyn Irene (Wilcox) Capps, was born in Franklin Park, Illinois on May 19, 1930, the daughter of Perry and Beatrice (Grigsby) Wilcox. Gwen married James Casey in Chicago, Illinois. The couple later divorced. On September 15, 1971, Gwen married John Capps in Boone, Iowa.

Gwen worked at Iowa State University as a head cook. She later worked as an Associate at the Boone WalMart in the fabric and craft department. She was a member of the Central Christian Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary. Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John, an infant son; a daughter Sandra Doxee; and a brother Don Wilcox. She is survived by four sons, Chris (Jo) Capps of Ogden, John Casey of Ponca City, Oklahoma, Edward Casey of Zion, Illinois, and James (Vicki) Casey of Ankeny; a daughter, Jo Ellen (James) Wells of Boone; a brother, Duane (Barb) Wilcox of Boone; a sister Charlene ‘Char’ Alexander of Boone; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In memory of Gwen, memorials may be directed to the family.


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