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Mary Dayton

A memorial service for Mary Dayton, 74 of Kalona will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Shiloh Church in rural Kalona.  Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21 from 1 – 4 and 5-7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  The body will be cremated after visitation.  A general memorial fund has been established.  Mary E. Dayton died Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Universityof Iowa Hospital in Iowa City following a sudden illness.

Mary Elizabeth (Nisly) Dayton was born October 15, 1938 in Kalona, Iowa the daughter of Fred and Katie (Miller) Nisly.  She went to nursing school in Virginia and was a licensed practical nurse.  Mary was united in marriage to Dave Dayton on April 15, 1971 at the Christian Tabernacle in Washington, Iowa.   Mary worked as a LPN at the University of Iowa, the Veteran's Administration, Pleasantview Home for 23 years, Parkview Manor, and she retired from System's Unlimited in Washington. She was a member of the Shiloh Church and the Quilter's Club in Wellman.  She enjoyed gardening, quilting, tending her fruit trees, animals and baking.  Her grandchildren were the light of her life.

Survivors include her husband Dave of Kalona, a step daughter: Michelle (Chris) Mingo of Bloomington, MN, a step son: Mark (Cindi) Dayton of Astoria, NY, two sons: John (Shawna) Dayton of Conroy, IA, Lonnie Dayton of North Liberty, IA, eight grandchildren: Katie and Kassie Iverson, Paige Dayton, Gable, Alexis, and Gabriella Dayton, and Joshua and Elijah Dayton, seven siblings: Dan (Alma) Nisly of Kalona, Jessie (Carol) Nisly of Clarksdale, AZ, Esther (Joe) Borntreger of El Paso, TX, Orpha (Willis) Miller of Kalona, IA, David (Jill) Nisly of Kalona, IA, Ruth Statler of Washington, IA and Paul Nisly of Wellman, IA, and one sister in law: Mamie Nisly of Kalona, IA.

Preceding Mary in death were her parents, an infant brother, a brother Reuben Nisly and a brother in law George Statler.

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Dear Nisly & Dayton family, I have fond memories of Mary and my heart breaks for you in her passing. May this draw you closer to the Resurrected Lord and renew your commitment to following Him. Sincere sympathy, Malinda & Dick Meeks

Malinda Borntreger Meeks Sep 23 2013 12:00 AM

Mary, you will be missed. I so enjoyed being your neighbor & friend from the very instant I moved to Richmond in 1997. God called you HOME & I know for a fact the ANGELS R singing. Love until we meet again. God Bless, Regina Utz

Regina Utz Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. She was a kind and gracious woman.

George & Alice Floss Sep 22 2013 12:00 AM

GARDEN PATH was sent by The Greiner's.In deepest sympothy for your lossJohn and Lonnie Dayton. With love from Jess Chris Greiner and Family

Chris Greiner Sep 21 2013 12:00 AM

Our prayers are with the family. Mary will be missed next door. It was always nice going out side and Mary would be right there in her garden.

Jason, Mindy, and Lillian, Boller Sep 20 2013 12:00 AM

We are praying with you and blessing you for a smooth transition knowing that she is ministering now from above. Our condolences.

Nancy Roselund Sep 19 2013 12:00 AM

John, and family, I am so sorry for the loss of you mother. My heart is with you and your family as you move throughout the next few days and after. Please know I am thinking of you. Heather

Heather Durst-Fox Sep 19 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest condolences to Mary's family.You are in our prayers.

Linda O'Connor Sep 19 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss!I will always remember Mary with her sweet laugh and kind heart.May God bless all of you during this difficult time.

Carmela Ulin Sep 18 2013 12:00 AM