Marian Ethel (Lynch) McCubbin

January 18, 1925 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 96)


Marian Ethel McCubbin, 96 of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021 at Creekside Living, while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Engelkes Chapel in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Grundy Center. Memorials may be directed to the family. 

Marian was born on January 18, 1925 in rural Beaman, to her parents Harry and Ella (Wiener) Lynch. She was raised in rural Grundy County and graduated from Grundy Center High School in the class of 1942. She then attended the University of Northern Iowa. She worked for 2 years in a one room schoolhouse in Grundy County.

Marian then married Eldon Meyer on June 15, 1944 and they welcomed three children into their family. They later divorced. She then worked for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office and at Cedar Falls Utilities, both as a dispatcher. She was remarried to Max McCubbin on December 3, 1965. She helped Max on their farm, and they spent 13 years together until they divorced.  Marian then worked at a care center in Marshalltown and taught for 2 years in Laurel. When Marian’s mother Ella, became ill, Marian and her sister Marjorie became Ella’s primary caregivers. After Ella was admitted to the hospital, Marian got a job at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in the cafeteria, just to be close to her. Upon Ella’s death, Marian decided to retire and enjoy her later years.

Marian loved to bird watch. She adored birds, enjoyed music and children especially her grandchildren. She also took a couple of Bank Trips and in 2001 she fulfilled a life-long dream of going to Hawaii. Her true joy in life was spending time with her family especially her children and grandchildren. She will be missed and long remembered.

Marian is survived by her children Gary (Linda) Meyer of Waterloo, IA; E. Dean (Paulette) Meyer of Grundy Center, IA and Betty Meyer of Grundy Center, IA; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother Harry Lee Lynch; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Ray Lynch and Floyd Lynch; sister Marjorie Stahl; and former husbands Eldon Meyer and Max McCubbin.

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November 4, 2021

5:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Engelkes - Chapel, Grundy Center

Funeral Service
November 5, 2021

10:30 AM
Engelkes - Chapel, Grundy Center

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