Margaret Regina Yount Greenfield, July 26, 2016

Margaret Regina Yount was born June 26, 1927 to Michael and Gertrude (O’Brien) McManus on the family farm in Ringgold County, Iowa. She passed away on July 26, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Society in Fontanelle, Iowa, at the age of 89.

Regina grew up on a farm north of Diagonal on the High & Dry.  She attended country schools and graduated as class valedictorian from Cromwell High School in 1944. She and her sister, Mary Ann, worked at the Omaha stock yards. She then went on to work at the bank in Kent, Iowa, where she formed a lifelong friendship with Celia and Earl McIntire.

Regina was united in marriage to Dale R. Yount on June 6, 1949 in Diagonal. They were blessed with two daughters, Mary Ann and Patricia Mae, and celebrated 55 years of marriage. After beginning their married years in Osceola, they made their home in Greenfield in 1953. They owned and operated paint, wallpaper and decorating stores in Osceola, Greenfield, Atlantic, and Des Moines for over 50 years. She thoroughly enjoyed interacting and assisting people with their projects and getting to know others while building lasting friendships.

Regina was a very proud supporter of her community and showed this through her active involvement in Business Women, Chamber of Commerce, Girl Scouts, St. John’s Catholic Church, Hospital Auxiliary, and many other groups and activities. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially attending her grandchildren’s activities, morning coffee chats, crafting projects and trips. She was always on the go and there for anyone in need. She was very proud of her Irish heritage and considered herself fortunate to visit Ireland with Dale. She wore her heart on her shoulder, had positive words for all, and loved whole-heartedly. 

Regina is survived by her two daughters, Mary (Larson) Powell and Patricia Glade with husband Larry, all of Greenfield; seven grandchildren: Sean (Michelle) Larson of Urbandale, Alex (Holly) Glade of Greenfield, Melissa (Blake) Norton of Waukee, Todd (Angela) Glade of Atlantic, Nick Glade of Shenandoah, Jeff (Jake) Glade of Urbandale, and Angela (Andy) Engles of Greenfield; 15 great-grandchildren: Isaac and Grant Larson, Tyler, Drew, and Adam Glade, Miles and Oliver Norton, Chandler and Abby Staley and Ellie Glade, Addison Glade, Patrick Glade-Strachan, Abby, Alanna and Aaron Engles; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Yount; her parents, Michael and Gertrude (O’Brien) McManus; sister Mary Ann Henrich; brother Leo “Red” McManus; sons-in-law Alan Larson and Guy Powell; and great-granddaughter Norah Glade.

Funeral mass was held July 29, 2016, at St. John’s Catholic Church, Greenfield, Iowa with Father Mike McLaughlin officiating. Eucharistic ministers were Helen Larson and Mary Carole Baudler. Gift bearers were great-grandchildren. Lector was Bill Yount and servers Ethan Blomme and Dax Kintigh.

Music was provided by pianist Bethany Kintigh and soloist Lora Blomme with selections of “Be Not Afraid,”  “Ave Maria,” “On Eagles Wings” and “Let There Be Peace On Earth.”

Pallbearers were Sean Larson, Alex Glade, Melissa Norton, Todd Glade, Nick Glade, Jeff Glade and Angela Engles.

Floral committee was Peggy Holland, Bettie McCunn, Eileen Armstrong and Kathy Foster.

Interment was at Greenfield Cemetery.

The Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield was in charge of the professional arrangements. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.steenfunerals.com.

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