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Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 06, 2003

OBITUARY ~ EVA MAYE (WADDELL) DEEMER

Eva Maye DEEMER was born October 8, 1913 near Mount Ayr, Iowa to Charles and Bertha (HAMMOND) WADDELL. She departed this life on January 27, 2003 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr which had been her home since October, 1998.

Eva lived all but 10 years of her life in the vicinity of Mount Ayr. On April 11, 1931 she was married to Albert DEEMER in Osceola, Iowa. To this union four daughters were born: Laverne Eloise (Dee), Lois Elaine, Alberta Joyce and Pamela Lynn. Albert and Eva bought a farm south of Mount Ayr in 1942 and lived there until 1972 when they moved into Mount Ayr. After Albert's death in 1985 Eva moved to an apartment in Heritage Park. She was very happy there and enjoyed all her neighbors.

Albert and Eva were privileged to celebrate 50 years of marriage in 1981. This and other family times were always special to Eva. She often recalled them.

Eva gave her life to Christ at an young age and was later baptized at the Christian Church in Mount Ayr. Later she transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church in Mount Ayr where she remained a member until her death.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Bertha; brothers, Alvin, Ray, Harry, Dick and J.R.; sisters, Opal BAYMAN, Pearl GIBBENS and Eunice DEEMER; and a son-in-law, Neil KIDNEY, whom she loved as her son.

She is survived by her daughters, Dee KAUS and husband Neil of Scottsdale, Arizona, Lois JOHNSON and husband Kenny and Joyce SMITH and husband, Max, both of Mount Ayr, and Pamela HECKATHORN of Fort Hills, Arizona; two sisters, Irene SPENCER and Marjorie WARNKE, both of Mount Ayr; grandchildren, Tedi KLEIN and husband Ken of Fort Hills, Arizona, Randy KIDNEY of Scottsdale, Arizona, Kris KIDNEY and wife Michelle of Chandler, Arizona, Kelli HOFFMAN of Scottsdale, Arizona, Terri COLE and husband Dick of Mount Ayr, Kevin JOHNSON and wife Gina of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Lesa ROUSE of Des Moines, Jeff SMITH and wife Tammy of Denver, Colorado, Sherri SEYNAEVE and husband Randy of Vancouver, Washington, Sheila LE and husband Bo of Arlington, Washington, Amy HECKATHORN of Fort Hills, Arizona and Andrew HECKATHORN of Des Moines; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Friday, January 21, 2003 at the Wilson-Watson & Armstrong FUneral Home in Mount Ayr with Reverend Susan THOMAS officiating. Musical selections of "The Old Rugged Cross," "In The Garden," and "One Day At A Time" were provided by Debbie CANNON and June and James SMITH.

Casket bearers were Andrew HECKATHORN, Amy HECKATHORN, Kevin JOHNSON, Kiley GORMAN, Jeff SMITH, Lesa ROUSE and Chad ROUSE. Honorary pallbearers were Tedi KLEIN, Randy KIDNEY, Kris KIDNEY, Kelli HOFFMAN, Terri COLE, Sherri SEYNAEVE and Sheila LE.

Eva was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, August of 2012

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