Myrtle Joan Thuman, age 65 of Perry, passed away on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, IA. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Memorials will be given to her family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. 

Myrtle Joan Thuman was born on September 1, 1953 at Shenandoah, IA to Charles Toby and Hazel Ruth (Adams) Kalkas. She attended school at Farragut Community school. She worked for many years at the Glenwood State School as a nurse’s aide.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Jefferson, IA. She enjoyed coloring, working word search puzzles, bingo and playing cards.

In death she rejoins her parents, Charles and Hazel Kalkas, siblings, Karen Garreans and Dewayne Kalkas and a grandson, Brandon.

Left to cherish Joan’s memory are her children, Kristina West, Teresa Sandoval and Anna Good, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, siblings, Terry (Darlene) Kalkas, Judy (Lonnie) Longcor, Willie John Kalkas, Becky Evans and Patty (Les) Buffington.


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