Tammy Calvert

Tammy Calvert, 65, of Paton, Iowa, died Saturday, November 28, 2015.

A Service of Remembrance was held Wednesday, December 2, at Central Christian Church in Jefferson. Rev. Sheldon Henderson provided the words of comfort. Sue Wind gave the eulogy, Casket Bearers were Tom Wind, Jonathan Marshall, Charles Gunn Jr., Scott Mayberry, Rick McCollom, and Andy Krieger. “There Is A Rock” and “Amazing Grace” were preformed by soloist, Joshua Burke, and “Cowboy Ride” by Paul Bogart was played. Interment was in Jefferson Cemetery.

Tamara Lou McCollom Calvert, daughter of Arthur William McCollom and Phyllis Lavon Frazier McCollom was born November 14, 1950 at the Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson, Iowa.  Tammy died November 28, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 65 years.

Tammy grew up in Jefferson, Iowa and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1969. After graduating from high school, she attended Fort Dodge Community College in Fort Dodge, Iowa.  On November 7, 1970, Tammy was united in marriage to Thomas Patrick, they later divorced in the fall of 1977. On December 29, 1978, Tammy was united in marriage to (Elmer) LeRoy Calvert.  They made their home north of Grand Junction, Iowa, where they lived for seven years before moving south of Paton where they have lived since. Tammy loved animals and had many pets over the years.  She loved to go horseback riding. Tammy also enjoyed her Christian religion.  She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Jefferson.

Tammy was preceded in death by her father Arthur McCollom; and her brothers Michael McCollom and Kerry McCollom.

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy Calvert of Paton, IA; her mother, Phyllis McCollom of Jefferson, IA; step son, Tom (Mary) Scheffers of Jefferson, IA; and friends whom Tammy named as family, including: brother, Bill Burke; sisters, Gwynne Burke and Jan Utter; brother, Bill Dull; daughter, Jeanna Rankin; nephew, Joshua Burke; her pets; other relatives; and friends.

Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, 515-386-2171, was in charge of the arrangements.

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