Marie Ann (Spidle) Lawson

November 25, 1942 ~ December 23, 2020 (age 78)


Marie Ann Lawson of Pella, Iowa passed away Wednesday, December 23, 2020 in Des Moines, at the age of 78.

Marie was born November 25, 1942 in Birmingham, Alabama. She enjoyed her early years as a military wife in Virginia Beach while raising her three girls.

She and her husband of 53 years, Danny, spent many years in Texas before moving to Iowa to be closer to their oldest daughter.

Marie was an avid sports fan, always cheering on her beloved Cowboys. She had a competitive spirit, especially during family game nights and loved a good game of dominoes. She loved visiting the beach any chance she got, but perhaps most of all, loved the company of her dogs.

Marie is survived by her husband, Cecil “Danny” Lawson; daughter, Robbie and son-in-law, Kevin Shondel; daughters, Lori and Danielle Lawson; grandchildren, Heather Brown, Kayla Compton, Casey Uitermarkt, Meagan Latta, Keely Taylor, Noah and Braden Franklin; Dontae, Brook and Devon Morgan; great-grandchildren, Hardison, Elliot, Killian, Oaken, Caia, Kellyn and Rawlings.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Jenny (George) Spidle; as well as her brother, Lee Spidle.

According to wishes, cremation has been accorded and private family services will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at or on Lange Funeral Home’s Facebook page. 

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