OBITUARY - IVA ELNORA RICKERT
Iva Elnora (BROWN) RICKERT, daughter of William and Eldora BROWN was born July 7, 1888 at Ellston, Iowa and departed this life March 15, 1969 at Pauline's Nursing Home, Corydon, Iowa, having attained the age of 80 years, 8 months and 8 days.
Mrs. RICKERT was united in marriage to James Harrison RICKERT at the Methodist parsonage in Corydon, Iowa, June 12, 1907. To this union four children were born: Mrs. Neola BELLON of Corydon, Dean and Howard RICKERT, both of Humeston; and Floyd RICKERT of Garfield, Ark. There are twenty grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles BROWN of Anaheim, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. Adda HOPPE of Madelia, Minn. and Mrs. Hazel MASTERS of Boise, Idaho. There are also many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
She has been a member of the Baptist church for many years.
Funeral arrangements were by Hutchinson Funeral Home, Humeston with the Rev. Roy E. JONES officiating. Interment was in Green Bay Cemetery [Wayne County, Iowa].
Pall Bearers were: Dale RICKERT; Wayne RICKERT; Larry RICKERT; Donnie BELLON; Delbert VANDENBERG and Dean BESCO.
Mrs. Reva GOULD and Mrs. Nancy MOORE, accompanied by Mrs. Adene COFFEY presented two numbers, "Goodnight Here and Good Morning Up There" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere." Flower Girls were: Kathy HULLINGER, Marcia COOK and Norma OLSEN.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, 2008
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