Juanita Blondie Gholson

Juanita Blondie Gholson

February 09, 1923 - August 15, 2019

Juanita “Blondie” Gholson, 96, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at Park Place Elder Living Center in Mt. Pleasant.

Blondie was born on February 9, 1923, at Rome, Iowa the daughter of Roy and Othel Beaber Nau. She attended rural schools and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1940. She was united in marriage to Woodrow William Wehrle on May 25, 1941, he preceded her in death on December 12, 1941 in an accident at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown. On September 7, 1947 she was united in marriage to Edward F. Gholson, he preceded her in death on November 24, 1984.

Blondie worked for the B & H and the Brazelton Café, A & P, James Gars Laundry and Dry Cleaners during the war, Sheaffer Pen in Mt. Pleasant, Walker Grocery Store and retired after 24 years from Hy Vee in Mt. Pleasant. Following her retirement she worked part time at the Mt. Pleasant Moose Lodge and the Mt. Pleasant V.F.W. Club. She was a member of St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Mt., Pleasant, and was a board member of the Salem Crew Public Library.

She is survived by her children, Sue Wehrle Chiodo of Urbandale, Robert Lee Gholson of Mt. Pleasant and Dennis D. Gholson of New London, 5 grandchildren, Michael Chiodo, Lisa Chiodo, Terry Gholson, Travis Gholson and Brandy Gholson, 3 great grandchildren, Brady Gholson, Morgan Gholson and Madsyn Gholson, one sister, Debbie Cooksey of Mt. Pleasant.

Blondie was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, three brothers, “Doc” Nau, Merton Nau, Deane Nau and three sisters, Betty Septer, Joan Vasquez and Evelyn Nau.

A Requiem Holy Eucharist will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michaels Episcopal Church in Mt. Pleasant, with Rev. Kenneth Messer and Rev. Wayne Kamm officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Mills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10 until service time at the church. Memorials may be directed to the Oakland Mills Cemetery, Salem Crew Public Library or to St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in her memory.

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