Marsha K. Quass – Rural Independence

Marsha K. Quass, 75 years old, of rural Independence, Iowa, died at her home on Thursday, October 1, 2020.  She was born on June 3, 1945, in Independence, the daughter of Ralph Henry and Lucille Virginia (Scott) Williams.  She graduated from high school in Independence with the Class of 1963.  On March 21, 1964, she and Ronald Dean Quass, Sr., were married at the First Methodist Church in Independence.  Mrs. Quass was a housekeeper at the Mental Health Institute in Independence for several years.  Following that, she prepared and served the food at the Buchanan County Senior Center in Independence.  She retired in 2010.  Mrs. Quass enjoyed spending time with her family, and looked forward to gatherings for holidays, especially Easter.  She gave annual Christmas tree ornaments.  She also helped run a mobile food booth and canned produce.

Mrs. Quass is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ron, 1 son, Ronald Quass Jr. and 1 daughter, Julie (Chad) Weber, both of Independence, 3 grandchildren, Bobby Michel, Brianna Weber, and Drake Weber, and 2 step grandchildren, Jamie Michel and Jim Michel.  She is also survived by 3 sisters, Sally (Darvin) Rasmussen of Harper’s Ferry, Iowa, Vicki VanLaningham of Independence, and Debbie (Mike) Hogan of Winthrop, Iowa, and 1 brother, Michael (Diane) Williams, of Independence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Timothy A. Quass, 1 sister, Karen Beatty, and 2 brothers-in-law, Robert Beatty and Larry VanLaningham.

Private funeral services will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Independence.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 4th, at the White Funeral Home in Independence.  On line condolences may be left at


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