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Jodene Schuster


Published: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 9:43 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 11:09 a.m. CDT

Jodene Schuster, 87, of Clearfield died Jan. 19, 2014, at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield. The Rev. Shurmaine McAlpine will officiate. Visitation will be 2 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday with family present 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the church. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home, Clearfield, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials will be determined at a later date. Online condolences may be left at

Jodene Laverne Schuster, daughter of Honey and Ralph Schuster, was born July 29, 1926, in Athelstan.

Jodene attended school in Blockton and Maloy. She graduated from Maloy in 1942.

On May 10, 1946, Jodene married Elton Bruce Brown. They moved to Clearfield.

In 1960, they purchased their present day farm two miles north of Clearfield.

Jodene is survived by her daughter Marilyn (husband Steve) Maltzahn of Creston, their daughter Traci (husband Mike) Tamerius and children Jessica of Greenfield and Alex of Creston; daughter Carolyn Nelson (friend Steve) of Clearfield, Carolyn’s daughter Dana (husband Eric) Snyder and their children Megan and Kyle of Grimes; Carolyn’s son Danny (wife Shannon) Nelson and their children Ethan and Xander of Ankeny; son Jerry (wife Sheila) Brown of Clearfield and their son Brooks Brown (friend Tori) of Clearfield and their daughter Amber (husband Ben) Rikkels and their children Quentin and Kenzi of Ankeny; brother-in-law Laverne Brown; sisters-in-law, Annabell Brown and Bernice Brown; cousin Bobbie Rood of Vancouver, Wash.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jodene was preceded in death by her husband Elton in 1999; parents; Elton’s parents, Allie and Hazel Brown; brothers-in-law, Kenneth, Rex, Joe and Dolan; and sisters-in-law, Maona, Mildred and Virginia.

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