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“To the family of John Malone: So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a highschool classmate of mine. His wife Alice was a schoolmate through...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Alice(Scott)Fontinel - Payson, AZ

“Joan and family, was so sadden to here of Johns passing, He was such a nice man and a joy to talk to at auctions and flea markets. I will miss him...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Frances J Allen - CHARITON, IA

“So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I always enjoyed seeing him and visiting with him at various auctions. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Penny Stouwie - Russell, IA

“Joanie and family, so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing! He was such a sweet man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrible time. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Tammy Courtney - Oskaloosa, IA

“My condolences Dennis and family. Your father led a very interesting life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers today. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Luke Rienstra - West Des Moines, IA

“Joanie, Dennis, Doug and families We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. We would always talk when we saw him at auctions. Your Dad and Mom were...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Richard and Janice Allison - IA

“John was always friendly and polite when we met at the post office or walking down the street. We had a good chat once about his work at Maytag. He...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Beary - Lovilia, IA

“So shocked and saddened to hear of John's passing. He was such a pleasant guy. Enjoyed visiting with him at city hall and the post office. Always...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Patti DeGross - Lovilia


John F. Malone, age 83, of Lovilia, passed away July 29, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

John was born February 18, 1932 to Gus and Alma (Summers) Malone at his parent's home in Monroe County. He attended country schools. After school, John joined the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. On February 19, 1955 he married Alice Marie Bain at the Little Brown Church. To this union 3 children were born, Joan, Dennis, and Doug. They shared 55 years of marriage before Alice's passing on January 18, 2011.

John worked at Maytag in Newton for 37 years. He was a member of the American Legion of Albia. John loved flea markets, attending auctions, and refurbishing antiques to re-sell.

John is survived by his children, Joan Malone of Albia, Dennis (Theresa) Malone of West Des Moines, and Douglas (Linda) Malone of Albia; a sister Mary Lou (Bob) Quinn of Bettendorf; eight grandchildren; and one great grandson. John is also survived by 11 nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his wife Alice; parents, Gus and Alma; 4 brothers, Bob, Bill, Dick, and James; a sister, Betty, and a niece Patty Malone.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia with Pastor Neil Montz, officiating. Burial with military rights provided by the American Legion of Albia, Lovilia, and Melrose will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lovilia.

Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Tharp Funeral Home in Albia, with John's family present from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
A memorial has been established to the Welcome Home Soldier Memorial.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.tharpfh.com.