Geneil E. Cumpston MESTAD (1929-2011)

EVANSDALE – Geneil Elaine Cumpston Mestad, 81, of Kennedale, Texas, formerly  of Evansdale, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Serenity House in Kennedale. 

She was born March 23, 1929, in Fort Dodge, daughter of Charles and Myrtle  Dickerson Cumpston. She married Earl W. Mestad June 19, 1949, in Redfield. He  died July 26, 2001.

She received a bachelor’s degree in teaching from State College of Iowa. She  was a teacher in Evansdale and retired from Dunkerton Community School System in  1987. She was a lifetime member of Iowa State Teachers Association.

Survived by: a son, Bruce (Marla) of Arlington, Texas; a daughter, Kathie  (Rick) Steveson of Unionville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Tamica (Kieran) Comito of  West Des Moines and Scott (Stacie) Steveson of Johnston; four  great-grandchildren, Caiden and Treyton Comito and Braxton and Brylie Steveson;  a sister, Kay Bruning of Florida; and two brothers, Duane and Gardette, both of Florida.

Preceded in death by: two brothers, Darrell and Dale [CUMPSTON].

Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Waterloo Memorial Park Chapel, with burial in  Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Public visitation for an hour before services  Monday at the chapel. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway  is in charge of the arrangements.

She was an avid bowler, quilter, doll collector, with a degree in doll  technology, and active in professional organizations. After retirement, she and  her husband did crafts, antiques, and worked flea markets. She will be missed by  her family and friends.

Read More:  Sunday, January 23, 2011 6:00 am

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2 Responses to Geneil E. Cumpston MESTAD (1929-2011)

  1. Jade Cumpstone says:

    Hello. I’ve been doing a search of my family history and came across your website, but wasn’t sure how to contact you. My name is Jade Cumpstone. I’m the daughter of Mark, who is Laurence Cumpstone’s eldest son. 🙂

  2. Jade Cumpstone says:

    Oh and they’re in Otorohanga, NZ.

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