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Blanche E. Underwood

November 17, 1930 May 16, 2020
Blanche E. Underwood
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Obituary for Blanche E. Underwood

Blanche E. Underwood, age 89, of Council Bluffs, passed away May 16, 2020 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.

Blanche was born November 17, 1930 in Council Bluffs to the late Glen L. and Mary (Althoff) Spittler. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1948. Blanche married Wendell K. “Woody” Underwood on October 20, 1951 in Council Bluffs. They were blessed with four children, Ricky, Larry, Mary Jane and Susie. Blanche worked for 10 years at Skaggs Drug Store in Council Bluffs. She loved fishing and bowling.

In addition to her parents, Blanche was preceded in death by her husband, Woody Underwood in 2004 and her sister, Virginia Smith.

Blanche is survived by her sons, Ricky (Debbie) Underwood, Larry (Diane) Underwood all of Council Bluffs; daughters, Mary Jane (James) Lawton of Carson, Iowa, Susie (Russ) Peterson of Plattsmouth, Nebraska; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; half-sister, Dianna (Gordon) Elkins of McClelland, Iowa; half-brother, Greg (Debbie) Reese of Council Bluffs; nieces and nephews.

Private family funeral on Thursday, 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with live-streaming available on the funeral home's website.

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Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

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Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

1350 E. Pierce Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

1350 E. Pierce Street Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Cancer Society


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