Conway-Markham Funeral Home

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I, along with my wife, Kris and daughter, Liz would like to extend a warm welcome to our website. Whether you are
seeking current funeral service information, grief support, local resources or are in need of directions to one of our facilities,
we hope you find this site useful.  Our family is dedicated to providing the best possible service with honesty and integrity
to the families we serve.  ~ Ron Markham

 

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Saturday, April 25,  2015

4:00 – 7:00 PM At Elma Memorial Hall

Elma, IA

$ 16.00 Per Person

Steaks are Cook to Order

Includes Onions & Mushrooms

Carry outs Available

Tickets Available at

Elma Bank   or   Elma Locker

Sue Miller  641-393-2412

OR AT THE DOOR

 

Spring Extravaganza

WHEN: MAY 2ND, 2015 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

WHERE: ELMA MEMORIAL HALL

WHY: Because SHOPPING is FUN!!!!!

HUNGRY?

A HOME-COOKED MEAL

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A SMALL FEE

 

 

 

 Because We Care...

 “Sometimes no matter how much you try to speak your heart out, words just aren’t enough to describe how you feel.” 

 

  Tuesday, March 30th, 2015 would prove to be the most precious day.  The sun was warm, birds were singing, and I had a wonderful chat with my dad before he left to do some work at our Elma location.  He was excited to finally get outside and enjoy doing what he enjoys most, yardwork.  As I returned from lunch I received a phone call that sent my thoughts and emotions spiraling.  All I heard on the phone was, “Liz, we have your dad and think he’s having a heart attack.” I don’t remember much of the conversation after hearing those words.  When I arrived at the hospital in New Hampton, it was confirmed that he was having a heart attack and would be rushed to Mercy North Iowa for surgery.   Before arriving in Mason City we were informed by a family friend that the cardiology team met my dad in the ER and he was already in surgery.  Later that evening we were told that he experienced an acute heart attack that would continue to threaten his life for the next 24-72 hours.  Moments after our arrival in ICU to see him alarms began sounding, his vitals dropped to almost nonexistence and he lost consciousness.  My family was  rushed out of the room as he went into cardiac arrest.  He had suffered a hemorrhage shortly after his procedure. It would prove to be a long evening as his care team worked diligently to keep his heart beating...It never stopped!  Throughout the following days we would hear more of the story and about the people who played a roll in his survival; from bystanders keeping him calm and providing him with oxygen before EMS arrived,  the Emergency department in New Hampton moving so quickly to stabilize him enough to transport, Chickasaw Ambulance Service transporting him to meet the surgical team, the cardiologists and nursing staff who never gave up and to our communities who thought and prayed for us!  Two weeks later my dad is home resting, and improving every day.  It’s only because of the selfless and loving actions of a network of people that made it all possible.  The gratitude that my family has for each and every person who contributed, in every capacity, is unspeakable and words will never be enough to say, “Thank you!”