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“I will always remember Mrs. Gruwell with such love for the kindness she showed to our family and for the very important part she played in our lives...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Hostetter Richer - IA

“Lorri and I want to express our deepest sympathies to the Gruwell Family. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Wenger - Eldridge, IA

“Melvin & Shelly Gruwell,Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother. Kevin & Cindy Martin ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to uncle Ralph & family Aunt Bell was a sweet loving lady. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Jenkins - Des Moines, IA

“Sharon, I think I went to AIB with you back in the late '60s. I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my own Mom a few years ago (at 92 years old). ...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Sweet aunt Bell, RIP dear and have loved you all my years. Uncle Ralph I love you and am praying for your strength and peace in the difficult time. ...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: David Darr - Des Moines, IA

“Isabelle...An inspiration to all that knew her, as well as to all she met. God's gain, our loss, but we know where she'll spend eternity. Thank you,...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: gene howe - milo, IA

“Thinking of the family ~ and holding you in my prayers. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Linda (Paul) Griffis - IA

“I am so sad to hear of Isabelle's passing. I have such fond, fond memories of her. When I was a kid, our family would go to Des Moines to visit her...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Rod Colvin - Omaha, NE

“It's hard to say good-bye to such a loving and giving Lady. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She has been the Matriarch of our...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Fred & Velda Wenger - Wheatland, IA

“So sorry for your loss. Sis. Gruewell will always hold a special place in my heart and fond memories. My deepest condolences go out to you during...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Tricia Barker - Portland, OR

“My prayers and thoughts are of my cousins and my Uncle Ralph. This sad day in our lives will someday be a cherished memory because our sadness will...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Roland Wenger - Wheatland, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and for you. I am so blessed to have known Isabelle as an adopted "Nana". My life has been impacted and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Roger Hiles - Smyrna, GA

“I have been praying for God's peace to encompass my Gruwell family. My Auntie was an extraordinary in many ways. I love her dearly. We shall see...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Griffin - Midwest City, OK

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Isabelle Gruwell, age 87 of Somerset, Kentucky passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Cumberland Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, Kentucky.

Graveside services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa. Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, Iowa has been entrusted with caring for the family. Condolences may be expressed online at