Arlene Cass

Arlene May Cass, 86, of Montrose, Iowa, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at River Hills Village in Keokuk, Iowa.


She was born on May 27, 1937, in Clark County, Missouri, the daughter of Paul F. and Esther May (Stevenson) Jones. On September 3, 1954, she married Donald Laverne Cass. Together they had seven boys and later divorced.


Survivors include her five sons: Douglas (Robin) Cass of Montrose, Iowa, Don (Patty) Cass of Farmington, Iowa, Ron Cass of San Diego, California, Jim (Tammy) Cass of Middleburg, Florida, Joe Cass of Argyle, Iowa; two grandsons and five granddaughters. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons: Steven A. Cass and Dennis D. Cass and four brothers.


Arlene worked at Metro Mail and the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, keeping up with her boys and her dog “Willy”.


A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson.


A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at Greenglade Cemetery in Farmington, Iowa, with Pastor Chad Welch officiating.


Burial will be at Greenglade Cemetery.


A memorial has been established in her memory for Greenglade Cemetery.


Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at