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BEEK, Iona (Fox) 1915-2008


Posted By: Roger Stubbe (email)
Date: 8/8/2008 at 22:10:51

Iona Beek age 92 of Sibley, Osceola county, Iowa died Sunday, August 3, 2008 at Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center in Sibley.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 7, 2008 at Salem Reformed Church of Little Rock, Lyon county, Iowa.

Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery at Little Rock.

Iona (Fox) Beek was born October 16, 1915, at Ashton, Obrien county, Iowa the daughter of John and Fannie (Kruger) Fox. Iona grew up in Ashton and Little Rock area where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Henry Beek on March 14, 1945, at Little Rock. After their marriage Iona and Henry first farmed near Little Rock for ten years. In 1955, they moved to Cherokee, Iowa where they purchased and operated the Skyline Motel. In 1959, they moved to Sibley, Iowa where they purchased the Gamble Store in downtown Sibley. Iona and Henry later settled in Le Mars, Iowa in 1967, where they ran a Gamble Store and Iona did some janitorial work. In 1995, they moved back to Sibley. Iona was a true caregiver, caring for her family was always at the top of her priorities. They resided in their home until becoming residents of Sibley Nursing and Rehab Center in June of 2001. In December of 2001, Iona’s husband, Henry died.

She is survived by a sister, Arlene Henrichs of Little Rock, Iowa; seven grandchildren, Karla (Troy) Fosse of New York Mills, Minnesota; Sheila (Dan) Moore of Boston, Massechusetts; Pamela (Roger) Stice of Skiatook, Oklahoma; Paula (Tom) Koelzer of Omaha, Nebraska; Michael Martin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Russell Martin of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Rebecca (Marty) Lueck of Ironton, Minnesota and 16 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Iona was preceded in death by her parents, John and Fannie; her husband, Henry and her daughter, Verona.


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