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EVERTS, Leona 1932-1984


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/23/2013 at 15:35:12

Rites Held For Leona Everts

Mrs. Harold (Leona) Everts passed away at 5:35 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the Emergency Room of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church, rural Holland, on Friday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Arthur Ames officiated.

Mrs. Tom Simms sang "The Old Rugged Cross" and "How Great Thou Art." She was accompanied by Mrs. Larry Stahl, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.

The casketbearers were Donald Ennenga, Marvin Werkman, Bernard Harms, Melvin Flater, Joe Junker and Gerald Pies.

The ushers were Herman Akkerman, John Seehusen and Arnold Tjepkes. Mrs. Joe Junker and Mrs. Gerald Pies were in charge of the floral arrangements.

Interment was in the Colfax Center Cemetery, rural Holland.

Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.

Mrs. Everts was born September 30, 1932, near Holland, in Colfax township, Grundy county, the daughter of Milf and Dena Penning Meyer. She attained the age of 51 years, five months, and six days. She grew up on the family farm south of Holland and graduated from the Grundy Center High School in 1952.

On December 9, 1952, she was united in marriage to Harold Everts. After their marriage, they lived one year in Grundy Center and then moved to Holland, where they lived until 1961. They then moved back to Grundy Center. She had worked in the Grundy School Hot Lunch Program and for the last six years, worked in the Dietary Department of the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

She was a life-long member of the Colfax Center Presbyterian Church and had taught music and Bible School for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Missionary society and of late, was serving as one of the church organists.

She is survived by her parents, Milf and Dena Meyer of Grundy Center; husband, Harold of Grundy Center; three daughters, Mrs. David (Betty) Oltman and Mrs. Vernon (Nancy) Beenken, both of Grundy Center and Mrs. Donavan (Judy) Appel of Cedar Falls; one son, Mark Everts, serving in the U.S. Navy and stationed at the Yokosuka Naval Base in Japan; and by seven grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been established. The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home, Grundy Center, was in charge of the arrangements.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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