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Mary L. Raymond, 89

February 28, 2014
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Mary L. Raymond, 89, of Waterloo, Iowa, formerly of Ottumwa and Dysart, died at her home Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Mary Louise Tragord was born October 19, 1924 in Ottumwa, Iowa, daughter of Elvin and Rose (Loy) Tragord. She married Robert J. Raymond October 26, 1946 at Linden Methodist Church in Waterloo; he died December 21, 1986. Mary worked at Rath Meat Packing in the Fresh Sausage Dept. and retired after 34 years in 1983. She was a member of Dysart United Methodist Church and had been a 30 year member of the Legion Auxiliary. Mary is survived by her son Bob (Sonya Kosnar) Raymond of Gladbrook, Iowa; son: Larry Raymond of Conrad, Iowa; son James Raymond of Waterloo, Iowa; son Gary (Christopher Clark) Raymond of Charleston, South Carolina; daughter Susan (Bill) Tharp of Vinton, Iowa; six grandchildren: six great grandchildren; and sister in law LaMona Tragord. She was preceded in death by her husband; daughter Mary Lou; daughter in law Deb Raymond; twin brother Elvin “Junior”; brothers Chuck and Bill and sister Rose Tragord. Memorials to the family. Condolences may be left at

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