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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines

Service:

Saturday, October 14, 2017
12:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Burial
Avon Cemetery
Avon Lake, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Mae Countryman

Mae Arlene Countryman, 82, passed away on Tuesday morning on October 10, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in Indianola. Mae was born on March 23, 1935 in Cummings, Iowa to Marie (Lane) and Ivan Hyde.

Mae married Henry Countryman and they spent 45 years together before his passing in 1998. To this union they were blessed with five children. She was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her family. She was a long-time Jehovah witness. Mae was a loving mother, she enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she loved her faith. She will be greatly missed.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Debra (David) Hanson, Pam (Gary) Griess, Michael (Brenda) Countryman, James (Diane) Countryman and Donald Countryman; five grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Fern Thacker and Elnora Dykes; brother, Donald (Beth) Hyde; numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry; her parents; her sister, Carol Wright; brothers, Ronald and Irvin Hyde; and her great-granddaughter, Alyssa Morgan.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at Avon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Jehovah’s Witness Wautrous Terrace of Des Moines in memory of Mae.

Condolences may be expressed at:
www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com