Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biographies Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
rose.jpg
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, April 26, 2007

OBITUARY - VELMA FAYE (LEONARD) LIND HANSON

Velma Faye (LEONARD) LIND HANSON of Clearfield was born August 13, 1917 in her parentís farm home in Ringgold County, Iowa. She graduated from Diagonal High School in 1936 and enjoyed celebrating her 70th class reunion last May with seven classmates.

Velma married Howard Vincent LIND of Harcourt, Iowa July 22, 1939 in Clearfield. They farmed near Clearfield, Iowa. Four children were born to this union, Carolyn Kay, Marla Faye and twin sons, Morton and Martin, who died shortly after birth.

Velma was a hard working farmwife milking cows, planting a big garden, feeding the hogs, raising chickens, and gathering eggs to help feed the family. Canning and freezing food and cooking for farmhands were part of her life as a daughter, wife and mother. She belonged to a close-knit family including her husband, Howard, daughters Kay and Marla, parents, Jennie (KOPP) and Ralph LEONARD, brother Donovan and wife, Rosemary and their children Juliane, Jennie Jeanne, Linden, Lyle, Larry, Ricky and Ronny. They all worked together with special days in the summer of cleaning chickens and freezing corn. She was famous for her potato salad and butterhorn rolls.

Velma enjoyed driving a bus for the Clearfield School for several years.

Howard LIND passed away in 1959. In 1962 Velma married Maurice Henning HANSON and moved to his farm east of Clearfield.

They enjoyed going to Texas for the winter for seventeen years. They also enjoyed camping and fishing with friends and grandchildren.

Maurice and Velma spent Sunday nights playing bridge with Doc and Annabelle THOMSON and later with Doc and Mona. Her children and grandchildren were the highlights of her life. Visits and phone calls from them brightened up her days.

Velma was a member of the Clearfield Methodist Church, a 50-year member of Eastern Star, Lionells, Entrenous Bridge Club, and enjoyed bowling leagues at the Clearfield Bowling Alley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Jennie (KOPP) LEONARD; husbands Howard and Maurice, infant sons, Martin and Morton; brother Donovan and wife Rosemary LEONARD; sisters and brothers-in-law Evelyn and Sonny BURGER, Elna Mae and Bill RABBITT, Erma and Cliff WING, Marjorie and Bill REDMAN, Maxine and Lorence HANSON, Dorothy and Paul BRUMMETT, and Arlene and Marvin ORME.

Velma is survived by daughters Carolyn Kay (husband John) THOMSON of Ames, and Marla Faye (husband Dale) BICKEL of Clearfield; step-children, Sandra (husband Don) WHITMORE of Conroe, Texas and Randall (wife Carol) HANSON of Waukee, IA; grandchildren Vincent Dale (wife Mary) BICKEL of Gordon, NE, Daniel Ulan (wife Cindy) THOMSON of Riley, KS, Brenda Faye (husband Craig) WILLIS of Benton, IA, David John (wife Carmen) THOMSON of Council Bluffs, IA, Brian (wife Robyn) BICKEL of Clearfield; step-grandchildren Brent (wife Teresa) WHITMORE of Fresco, TX, Jeff WHITEMORE of New York, NY, Matthew (wife Laura) HANSON of Onolaska WI, Greg (wife Amy) HANSON of Seattle, WA; brother-in-law Dale (wife Marietta) HANSON of Clarinda, IA; 19 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, friends and special cousin Marjorie PAYNE of Benton, IA.

Services were conducted at the United Methodist Church in Clearfield on Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Gery KAHLER officiating.

Organist was Patty PARRISH and congregational hymns were "How Great Thou Art" and "God Be With You Till We Meet Again."

Casket bearers were Vince BICKEL, Dan THOMSON, David THOMSON, Brian BICKEL, Graig WILLIS, Matt HANSON, Gregg HANSON, Brent WHITMORE and Jeff WHITMORE.

Velma was laid at rest in the Clearfield Cemetery in Clearfield.

Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

SOURCE: www.funeralplan2.com/watsonarmstrongfh/archive?id=95074
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker

Return to:

A - B OBITUARIES INDEX   C OBITUARIES INDEX    D OBITUARIES INDEX
E - F - G OBITUARIES INDEX   H - I - J OBITUARIES INDEX    K - L OBITUARIES INDEX
M OBITUARIES INDEX   N - O - P OBITUARIES INDEX    Q - R OBITUARIES INDEX
S - T OBITUARIES INDEX   U - V - W OBITUARIES INDEX    X - Y - Z OBITUARIES INDEX


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.