Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, July 22, 1999
OBITUARY ~ LOREN EVERETT "ZEB" INNIS
Zeb was born on January 25, 1928, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of James Reuben and Martha Crisan KOGER INNIS.
He was raised and educated in the Grinnell area. During the end of World War II, he served with the United States Army.
On June 30, 1950, he was united in marriage to Lucille DAYTON in Grinnell. The couple made their home in Grinnell where
he worked with the Miracle Recreation Corporation. In 1979, the couple moved to Kellerton, Iowa, where he served as plant
manager for the Mount Ayr location of Miracle Recreation. He retired in 1986.
He was a 50-year member of the Malcom
American Legion and Grinnell Eagles Lodge, and attended the Northside Friends Church in Grinnell.
Zeb was the type of man who went out of his way to help others, helping friends, neighbors and even strangers with
everyday chores. He loved the outdoors and working with his hands. The couple enjoyed raising calves and rabbits and
he was always proud of his sweet corn and tomato crops. He was especially fond of gardening, flowers, watching birds,
and he enjoyed camping and fishing trips throughout the country from coast to coast.
His wife, Lucille, of Kellerton; two brothers, Floyd INNIS of Grinnell and Virgil INNIS of Newburg; one sister, Helen
JOHNSON of Eagle Grove; and one very special dog, Penny, survive him.
Zeb died on Monday, August 2, 1999, at the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa. He was 71 years of age and was
preceded in death by his parents, James and Martha; two brothers, Raymond and Clarence; one sister, Rayve Van DRASKA;
and nephew, Leonard VANDERVEER.
Funeral services were Thursday, August 5, 1999 at Smith Funeral Home, Grinnell with Reverend John EPPERSON of the
Christian Church in Grinnell officiating. Kyle SZARY, Mary Jo SEATON and Carol CLENDENEN provided music. Casketbearers
were Dick CLARK, Sr., Larry HILL, Terry MUNYON, Tom GILES, Kyle MONTGOMERY and Dan STRAIGHT. Honorary bearers were Jim
BROWN, Paul GREEN, Laird LATHAM, John MONTGOMERY, Bob CRISWELL, Rod KELLEY, Jerry McGINNIS and Shirl PULS.
Interment was in the Hazelwood Cemetery, Grinnell with singing by Mary Jo SEATON and Carol CLENDENEN and military rites
by Malcom American Legion Color Guard.
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