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Amanda Milford

March 7, 1984 — July 24, 2017

A celebration of life for Amanda S. Milford, 33, of Des Moines will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. Burial follow at the Sharon Hill Cemetery in Kalona. Visitation will be held Friday, July 28 from 5 – 7:30 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home. Amanda Milford died Monday, July 24, 2017 at Unity Point Health Care Center in Des Moines. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the family's use. Amanda Sue Milford was born March 7, 1984 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Bill Milford and Bessie Milford-Dykstra. She graduated from Kirkwood High School in 2002 and later earned her Associates Degree from Des Moines Area Community College. She enjoyed playing video games, collecting penquins and sea turtles, shopping for others, movies, listening to music and spending time with her family. Amanda loved her cats: Lily, Chyna, Precious and Blue. Survivors include her mother Bessie Milford-Dykstra of Des Moines, step father Dennis Caley of Algona, grandmother Velma Milford of Iowa City, aunt Robin (Dustin) Pickart of Iowa City, three half siblings: Amy Cummings of Hopkinton, Amber Cummings of Manchester, Dennis (Blanca) Cummings of Texas and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding Amanda in death was her father Bill Milford, three grandpas, and two grandmas and great grandparents.

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