Delpha Elizabeth Wallingford, 96, of the New London Specialty Care in New London, formerly of Mount Pleasant, passed away at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May, 29, 2022 in New London.
Born on June 9, 1925, in New Boston, Iowa, the daughter of Harry John and Luella May (Powell) Philp. Delpha married Donald R. Wallingford. He preceded her in death. She later married William C. Swan. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children: Dorothy R. (the late William) Brickey of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Donald R. (Norene) Wallingford of Farmington, Iowa, Dale R. (the late Jacque) Wallingford of Stockton, California, and Doris R. (Michael) Dickey of New London, Iowa. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, with one on the way in July and eleven great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, husbands: Donald R. Wallingford, William C. Swan; daughter-in-law Jacque Wallingford; son-in-law William Brickey; four sisters: Marion L. Hubbard, Evelyn M. Roth, Alice L. McGraw, Dorothy A. Philp in infancy and brother John H. Philp.
Delpha was a former member of Asbury Methodist Church, Big Mound, Iowa, First United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, National Association of Tax Practitioners, American Notary Association and was registered with the IRS. She worked for the Mount Pleasant Public Library as an assistant to the librarian. She founded her accounting and income tax practice, along with working as an accountant for Peterson Incorporation for twenty-nine years. She closed her practice after thirty-three years. Delpha enjoyed her children, grandchildren and visiting at the lake in Minnesota and Canada. She did lots of crocheting and quilting for her family.
A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Keokuk, with Reverend Larry Wallingford officiating.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donors choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.