Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare – Rowley

Rowley –  Myrtle (Mert) F. Hare, 72, of Rowley, Iowa, passed away onMay 15, 2014. Visitation will be held from 2 5 p.m. Sunday, May 18h at White Funeral Home in Independence. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19th at ImmanuelLutheranChurch in Independence. Pastor Greg DeBoer will officiate. Burial will take place at RowleyCemetery.

Mert was born Sept. 25, 1941, in La Porte City, Iowa, the daughter of Earl and Lelia Rundel. Earlier in her life, she married and had three sons. Later she married Richard Hare on April 22, 1989. She worked hard to support her three sons and retired from MHI in Independence. Her hobbies included gardening, canning and sewing. She was a member of ImmanuelLutheranChurch, where she was on the Faith Circle and Quilting and Music Worship Committees. She also assisted with funeral lunches. She was a proud member of Feathered Red Hatters of Northeast Iowa and loved spending time with her many wonderful friends. Her greatest enjoyment was time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Richard; her children, Randy Larson of Atkins, Scott (Shelly) Larson of Cedar Rapids and Rod (Sylvia) Larson of Aledo, TX;her step-children, Danny (Sharky) Hare Of Winthrop, and Patty (Bradley) Organ of Independence; her grand-children, Riley (Lindsy) and Lydia Larson, Hannah Cable-Larson, Rachel and Elizabeth Larson; her step-grandchildren, Nicholas Hare and Samantha Hare; her great-grandchildren, Cayden, Nolen and Graysen Larson; her step-great-grandchildren, Adamaya and Landin Hare; sisters Evelyn Lang of Winthrop, Earlene Phelps of Vinton, and Carol (Delbert) Brown of Waterloo. She also proudly served as Grandma Mert for the Smith family.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as sisters Lois Widdel and Dorothy Neuenkirk; brothers Clyde, Clarence, and Roy Main.

Memorials in Myrtle’s honor may be directed to ImmanuelLutheranChurch in Independence.  On line condolences may be left at