Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 4, 2013

Golda O. Sleeth


Daily Iowegian

EXLINE — Golda O. Sleeth, 94, formerly of Exline, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at Centerville Nursing and Rehab Center in Centerville.

Golda was born Nov. 29, 1918 to Clarence and Roxie (Shelton) Mathes in Graysville, Mo. She was joined in marriage to Lewis “Jack” Sleeth on Sept. 2, 1939 in Unionville, Mo.

She loved to garden and tend her flowers as well as being an avid quilter. She loved to travel but her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her family and loved ones.

Golda is survived by her children, Loretta “Faye” Guffey of Ottumwa, Russell Sleeth of Exline, Melba “Kaye” (David) Martin of Griffin, Ga., Zelta Brinegar of Baton Rouge, La., Linda Morse of Indianola and Cindy (John) Brown of Exline; brothers Dain (Ellie) Mathes of Exline, Don (Shirley) Mathes of Centerville, Herb Mathes of Exline; sisters Zetta McElderry of Exline and Loeta McElderry of Bettendorf; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; several step-great and step-great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; grandsons, Jack LeRoy Sleeth and Bradley Guffey; granddaughter, Michelle Brinegar; great-grandsons Zachary Guffey, James Doyle and Brennan Brown; great-granddaughter, Leann Sleeth; brothers, Edwin Mathes and Novie Dean Mathes; brothers-in-law Darb McElderry and Gene McElderry; daughter-in-law, Tyke Sleeth; and sons-in-law, William “Skeeter” Guffey and Bob Morse.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with Pastor Gerald Campbell officiating. Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 3 from 12-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in the Salem Cemetery south of Exline.

A memorial has been established to Alzheimer's Association and may be left or sent to the funeral home at 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.

Condolences may be left at www.langefh.com.