Merallene Dooley Norwalk Merallene Dooley, age 92, of Norwalk, died peacefully January 10, 2017 in West Des Moines. Merallene was married to Thomas Vincent Dooley in 1943 and worked at Smith's Meats in Orilla for 36 years. Merallene is survived by three children, Deanna (Terry) Clark of Winterset, Davia (Chuck) Kahle of Tampa Bay, FL, and Father Thomas Dooley of Avoca; a son-in-law, Steve Lininger of Rockport, MO; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death; husband; siblings; two daughters, Patricia Hamilton and Kathleen "Kandy" Lininger; and grandson, Jeff Clark. A visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. Friday, January 13th at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14th at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Norwalk. Burial will follow in St. John's Cemetery, Cumming. On-line condolences and flowers at www.olearyfunerals.com or call (515) 981-0700.
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