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Obituaries

April 10, 2014

Charles M. Bly

Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist.

Charles was born Nov. 3, 1943, in Pleasantville, to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always adopted the needy and his friends were his family. He enjoyed nature and feeding the birds, fishing, working on cars and small engines. Charles had an extensive gun collection.

Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gwen; children, Diana “Chrissy” (Rick) Drake, Rhonda (Wes) Hosler and Brian Bly; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte (James) Stevens and Carolyn Coatney; and a host of extended family and beloved friends.

Visitation was held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Swan Cemetery in Swan.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Charles.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

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