Marvell Hermina Harmel, 89, of Tipton, peacefully entered into eternal rest at Cedar Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Tipton, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, with a memorial service to begin promptly at 12:00 pm. There will be a luncheon served immediately following the memorial service with the inurnment to conclude at Tipton Masonic Cemetery. Memorials in Marvell's honor may be directed to the Cedar Manor Expansion. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Marvell was born on December 12, 1927, in Cedar County to Fred and Minnie (Ricklefs) Schnipkoweit. She was a graduate from Tipton High School. Marvell was united in marriage to the late Elmer Harmel on May 29, 1948. They have since resided in Tipton. Marvell was the Secretary for the Extension Service for several years. She was also on the Tipton Senior Park board and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Surviving Marvell are her sisters, Darlene (Dale) Coppess and Delores (Boyd) Hubb; brother, Fred (Joyce) Schnipkoweit; several nieces and nephews and sister-in-law, Barb Schnipkoweit. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters, Marnell Dye, Marlyn Biggs, Arlene Schnipkoweit and brother, Delmar Schnipkoweit.
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I would like to express my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Marvel Harmel. I am truly sorry for the lost that your family is feeling. Experiencing the lost of a beloved family member is one of the harde... more
Elmer and Marvell were neighbors across the street from us in Tipton for about 18 years and they were the best neighbors a person could ask for. They were friendly, caring, always upbeat and smiling. After we moved awa... more
Marvel was a true example of a "Lady". She was always so gracious and sweet. She answered many of my questions over the years at the extension office. Will miss her smile. Thoughts and prayers for the family!
Marvel was a past state president of Business & Professional Women organization. She served her local, district and the Iowa Federation in many capacities. She was very organized, a great leader, and a beautiful person... more
She always had a beautiful smile. A wonderful lady who helped many people
What a beautiful presence this lady had in this world. That infectious smile will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to all.