Service


Date:

August 9, 2019

Start Time:

Prayer service will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Address:

4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements By:

Cremation Society of Iowa

Visitation


Date:

August 9, 2019

Start Time:

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Address:

Merle Hay Funeral Home

Virginia Carlon

Virginia Carlon, 91, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away on August 1, 2019, at Union Park Health surrounded by her loved ones.

A memorial gathering will be held for Virginia and her son, James, who passed away on July 21st, 2019. Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will follow in the Merle Hay Funeral Home at 4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.

Virginia Ehm was born on April 17th, 1928, and was raised on her grandparent’s farm in Fontanelle, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ella Ehm. In 1946, Virginia graduated as valedictorian of her class in Fontanelle; she later continued her education at AIB in Des Moines and graduated in 1948. On May 1st, 1949, Virginia was united in marriage to Tony Carlon at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Iowa. Tony and Virginia made Des Moines their forever home where they raised their children, Miriam, James, Maureen, and Martha. She loved to cook and bake, was a wonderful quilter, and was an active member at Unity Lutheran Church in Des Moines. Any time spent with her children and grandchildren was the best for her.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen O’Hara, Martha and Dave Baas, and Lee Bernath; her grandchildren, Julie and Roberto Garcia, Kyle and Torii Baas, Meredith and Steven Aukes, and Scott Folsom and his wife, Katie Rockey; her great grandchildren Giovanny and Gabe Garcia and Jude Baas.

In death, Virginia rejoins her mother, Ella Ehm, husband, Tony Carlon, sister, Faith Gloshen, and children, Miriam Bernath and James Carlon.

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