Myrna Kay Trouten, 67, of Tampa, Fla., and formerly of Harmony, died Oct. 3, 2014, in Tampa.

She was born, July 26, 1947, the daughter of Lucille E. Johnson Trouten and Clair Trouten. Growing up, she lived on two farms in Winneshiek County, Iowa; attended country schools there as well as Harmony Public Schools in Harmony, her hometown. With her family, she was active in the State Line United Methodist Church. She also participated in 4-H where her interests included cooking, baking, sewing and gardening.

She received a bachelor of arts degree in library science from the University of Northern Iowa in 1969 and worked as a school librarian for nearly four years. After working for short periods of time at other jobs in Toronto, Ontario; and in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands; she moved to Tampa 40 years ago, where, for more than 31 years, she worked in the insurance department at Salvation Army Florida Divisional Headquarters.

She and Steven Rhodes were married in 1980 and divorced in 1981.

She and John Schelb later became kindred spirits and were significant others for more than 24 years before his death in 2009.

They enjoyed listening to Christian music; watching TV; and spending time at parks, beaches, botanical gardens, museums, concerts, arts and crafts show, and cat shows.

Ms. Trouten was very fond of cats and always had one as a pet. She also enjoyed playing her keyboard. The last several years she belonged to Victorious Life Church in Wesley Chapel, Fla.

Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Bruce Trouten and Linda Anderson Trouten of Vadnais Heights, Minn.; niece and nephew-in-law, Annelsbeth Trouten Larsen and Christopher Larsen, of Saint Charles, Mo.; grandniece, Ariana Larsen; cousins, Marcia Patterson (John) Hanson; Randy (Doris) Patterson; cousin-in-law, Audrey Lunde Patterson; and friends, Shirley Smith and Sheila Spears.

She was preceded in death by her parents; significant other; sister-in-law, Lillian Risch Trouten; aunt and uncle-in-law, Marjorie Trouten Patterson and Donald Patterson; and cousins, Royce Patterson and Cleo Patterson Carolan.

Memorial services will be held at Harmony United Methodist Church in Harmony on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1:30 p.m.; and at the Chapel of the Salvation Army Florida Divisional Headquarters in Lutz, Fla., on Friday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. Cremains will be interred at State Line Cemetery in rural Harmony.

Memorials are preferred to Harmony Area Historical Society or State Line Cemetery Assn.