Violet Elaine Waterman, 82

Violet Elaine Waterman, 82, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away on the morning of Saturday, September 15, 2018, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with her loving family by her side.

Memorial services for “Elaine” will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home with Pastor Jacob Rahrig officiating. Public visitation will be held one hour prior to services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed in Elaine’s name to the Iowa River Hospice Home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Elaine and her family.

Violet Elaine Pugh was born on July 2, 1936, at the, then, hospital in Montezuma, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Violet (Spencer) Pugh. She graduated from Montezuma Consolidated High School and grew up on the Pugh farm on the Diamond Trail two miles west of Montezuma. Elaine was one of six children.

She was united in marriage to the love of her life Norman Waterman on May 7, 1961, at the Bethany Reformed Church in Baxter, IA. From this union the couple was blessed with three children: Ivan, Jill and Kris. Elaine was employed for many years at the courthouse in the assessors department.

She was a proud member of First Baptist Church, local coffee group and the Red Hats. Elaine was an active member of the Red Hats for the past 18 years. She always enjoyed taking in the scenery and different seasons as her and Norman would take their annual trips to Branson.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband, Norman; children: Ivan (Tina) Waterman, of Glendale, AZ, Jill (Chris) Brockman, of Marshalltown and Kris (Karen) Waterman, of Valencia, CA; grandchildren:Samantha, Holly, Brittney, Kelsey (Jay), Bailey, Sydney and Noah; brother Larry Pugh of Pella; sister Marilyn (Donovan) Deppe, of Newton; brother-in-law Vernon (Margaret) Waterman, of Melbourne and sister-in-law Arlene Connor of Atlanta, GA.

She is preceded in death by her parents Roy and Violet Pugh; one brother Roy Pugh and two sisters, Bernice McCartney and Donna McClure.