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“I have many fond and fun memories of activities we shared. Stacy enjoyed playing with you when you babysit her, and was always excited when she got...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Sherrie Stigler - Maxwell, IA

“Eunice, you filled the hole in my heart left from the passing of my mother, ten years ago. That hole is now gaping wide open again. I miss you...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Paulette Tuttle - Nevada, IA

“I am sorry for your loss. Eunice was a very nice lady. I enjoyed our visits when I was in her room. If I didn't stop she would call to me to come...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donna Swanson - Collo, IA

“Dear Craig and family, I am sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Kyle ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kyle Ray-Ceplecha - Nevada, IA

“Keith we are sorry to hear about your loss. Our prayers are with you and all of your family during this time. Kenny and Carol Dunbar ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Kenny and Carol Dunbar - Elkhart, IA

“Cheryl and Family, We are sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayer in the coming days. May all the memories of...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Pam & Jeff Sebring - Manilla, IA

“Glad that Eunice is in Heaven with a new body and mind. She sat next to me for years and years in choir. We will miss her until we meet again. ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Pam and Mark Travis - Maxwell, IA


Eunice M. Mansfield, 85, of Maxwell, died Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Eunice was born July 22, 1927, at Defiance, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur L. and Myrtle Faye (Cox) Ahrenholtz. Eunice graduated from Manilla High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Lyle E. Mansfield on August 18, 1951 at Manilla, Iowa. Lyle preceded Eunice in death on March 15, 2007. Eunice was a homemaker. She served as a 4-H Leader for over 20 years and enjoyed babysitting. She was an active member of the Maxwell United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Eunice is survived by two sons: Craig (Betty) Mansfield of Maxwell, Iowa, Keith Mansfield of Maxwell, Iowa; a daughter: Cheryl (Jerry) Bassett of Oviedo, Florida; two grandchildren: Royal and Taylor; three step-grandchildren: Tori, Tracie, Tammie; one great-granddaughter; six step great-grandchildren; and one sister: Joanne Grace Meyer of Atlantic, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother: Don Ahrenholtz; a sister: Doris Klein; and two brothers-in-law: Clifford Klein and Arthur Meyer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the Maxwell United Methodist Church. Interment will be 2:30 PM in the Manilla Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday at the Bacon Funeral Home in Maxwell.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maxwell First Responders and to the Maxwell United Methodist Church.

The Bacon Funeral Home in Maxwell is in charge of arrangements.

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