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Business Matters: Marilyn Middleton

March 26, 2010
The Daily Freeman Journal

Meet Marilyn Middleton, Marketing Director,

Southfield Wellness Community, 3 years

Background: I was born and educated in WC and I'm an ISU graduate. My husband is John and we have 2 children, Joy, 27, of Story City, and Clark, 26, of Manhattan Beach, Calif. I feel blessed to still have both parents, Max and Elsie Smith, of Webster City.

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Marilyn Middleton

Why I do what I do: I felt empathy for the elderly as a child when I visited my paralyzed grandma in nursing care for 12 years. I admired her because she never complained. It pleases me to associate with so many wonderful people I have known for years. Southfield's Person Directed Care is a pleasure to promote.

What makes my job unique: The unique part of the job is the daily diversity. One day may mean writing and recording a radio ad and presenting a program to the congregate meal diners. The next day may be writing a newsletter and planning a health fair with local organizations.

How I get away from work: We attend ISU football and basketball games.

I judge foods at county fairs and the Iowa State Fair.

How I give back to my community: I serve on the board of directors for the Webster City Rotary Club, Hamilton County 4-H Foundation, Hamilton County ISU Alumni Association and National Council on Youth Leadership. I am memorial chairman and on the administrative board at Asbury Methodist Church.

My mentor was: My mentors are my parents who taught me a positive work ethic, living with integrity and to never forget that words said are never forgotten. ISU Extension co-workers Lynn Habben and Mae Belle Godown were also mentors.

Contact me: 832-3881

I can give a dandy tour of Southfield!



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