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Card Shower for GMG Retiring Stamp By Margaret Thomsen

June 6, 2019
Northern-Sun Print
GMG’s Marcia Stamp will retire at the end of June. Staff and friends are planning a surprise Retirement Card Shower for her. Cards may be sent to the GMG Community School District, 1710 Wallace Avenue, Green Mountain, IA 50632. Mrs. Stamp has been employed at GMG for the past 27 years. She began her career at GMG in the kitchen as a cook, then as a library aide for both buildings and the last almost 20 years in the Superintendent/Business Office. She is the one who publishes the school news letter and keeps the flashing sign in Garwin up to date, in addition to all the responsibilities of working with the Board and Superintendent Ben Petty. She is well known for her efficient work ethic and pleasant manner. She has been the “go to” person when proofing information or articles. She will truly be missed by the staff and patrons of the community. Her husband is Kevin Stamp and he will be retiring from the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown. The couple are the parents of three children. Daughters Sarah and Arlyn Hansen and Hannah and Mike Biederman and son Caleb and Amanda Stamp. And there are ten precious grandchildren. Garwin High School and Marshalltown Community College are where her education was received. She was raised by her parents, the late Lyle and Louisa Cooper, on the farm east of Garwin. And that is where the Stamps now live. They have restored the beautiful old home and farmstead. As for retirement the Stamps have lots of plans. They want to do things with the grandchildren, garden, can, refinish furniture, sew, do more work on the house, and do some travel. She adds, “I might even help Kevin with his woodworking projects”. Mrs. Stamp said, “I will miss the people that I work with, as well as watching the students grow and mature. My job was challenging and always changing. Never boring as there was something different to do everyday.......... Besides being interesting, my work at GMG allowed me to keep my own kids front and center in my life. That was very important to Kevin and I, although I am not sure the kids always appreciated it!” When asked if there was any special memory she wished to add she replied, “One of my responsibilities was to order supplies and check them in over the summer. Mark Samek and I came to an understanding years ago I do NOT open, examine or check-in the boxes of cats for advanced biology!” Mrs. Stamp has been a stable fixture, always in the background, and quietly doing a great job. Her smile and most pleasant attitude have been appreciated and we wish her Happy Retirement!

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Marcia Stamp will retire from her position at GMG in the Superintendent/Business Office at the end of June. Staff and friends are planning a surprise Retirement Card Shower for her. Cards may be sent to GMG Community School District, 1710 Wallace Avenue, Green Mountain, IA 50632.

 
 
 

 

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