Maizie Lord, age 83 of Perry, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at the Rolling Green Village in Nevada, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Maranatha Baptist Church, 877 SE 19th St, Grimes, Iowa, 50111. Visitation will be on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 from 3-7 p.m. with family present from 5:-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Ashton Cemetery, rural Mingo, Iowa. Memorials will be given to Alpha Women’s Center, 3605 SE 14th St, Des Moines, Iowa, 50320 or Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Maizie Joyce Lord was born on May 3, 1934 at Collins, Iowa to Ervin and Ethel (Stratton) Holmes. She attended school at Clemons High School and Iowa State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. She was united in marriage to David George Lord at Clemons, Iowa on Sept. 8, 1957. She worked as a social worker in Des Moines, Iowa until her marriage to David.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Berean Baptist in Perry and later Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes. She especially enjoyed teaching the primary school children in Sunday School. She enjoyed reading good books, magazine articles, listening to traditional hymns, classical music, watching orchestral, brass band, wind ensemble and vocal presentations on PBS. She also enjoyed her cats and her occasional dog.

In death she rejoins her husband David Lord, parents, Ervin and Ethel Holmes, sister Shirley Mills and brothers, Winnifred Holmes, Roland Holmes, Oliver “Ollie” Homes, and James “Jamie” Holmes..

Left to cherish Maizie’s memory are her four sons, David ‘Phil’ of Clemons, Iowa, Timothy and his wife Lisette Kielson of Bloomington, Ill., Colin and his wife Dianne of Ukarumpa, Papua New Guinea, and Daniel of Clemons, Iowa, eight grandchildren, Jon Hunley, Maria Lord, Colin D. Lord, Jonathan Lord, Natasha Lord, Benjamin Lord, Isaac Lord, and Joshua David Lord and two great grandchildren.