Mardine Elouise (Racobs) Tiffey was born on June 13, 1938, in Treynor, Iowa to Lyle and Retha (Earleywine) Racobs. She was raised in Logan, Iowa and attended school there. On September 11, 1954, Mardine married Richard “Dick” Eugene Tiffey in Logan, Iowa. The couple lived in the Omaha and Council Bluffs areas for awhile and then moved to the Logan and Missouri Valley areas. Mardine was a dedicated mother and enjoyed raising her family.
Mardine was an active member of the Followers of Christ Church in Woodbine and was a devout Christian. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, and other crafts. She also enjoyed gardening, reading and celebrating the holidays. Most of all Mardine loved being with her family.
Mardine died on Friday, December 20, 2019, at the Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska at the age of 81 years, six months, and seven days.
Mardine was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard “Dick” Tiffey Sr., son, Richard “Rick” Tiffey, Jr.; sister, Connie and her husband Don Tiffey; brother, Jack Racobs; and brother-in-law, Ron Anderson. She is survived by daughter, Teena (Dan) Brown of Independence, Missouri; three sons, Gary Tiffey of Woodbine, Iowa, Randy (Kari) Tiffey of Thornton, Colorado, Jeff (Mary) Tiffey of Mountain Top, Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law, Debbie Tiffey of Woodbine, Iowa; six grand-children, Tony Brown, Troy Brown, Lexie Hagle, Elise Bullard, Josh Tiffey and Lyndee Tiffey; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Barbara (J.P.) Brown of Hemet, California, Cindy Anderson of Omaha, Nebraska, Debbie (Ron) Tucker of Gardner, Kansas; sister-in-law, Judy Racobs of Smithville, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends.
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