Mount Ayr Record-News, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 28, 2002
OBITUARY - ELVINA MAE (PETERSON) SHEETS
On December 24, 1918, a daughter Elvina Mae (PETERSON) was born to Harry H. Peterson and Minnie (KOHNLECHNER) PETERSON in
Union county, Iowa. Elvina passed away at the Osceola Nursing and Rehab Home in Clarke county, Iowa on February 18, 2002,
at the age of 83 years.
Elvina lived in Union and Ringgold counties and attended most of her school years in Union county schools.
On January 15, 1949, Elvina was united in marriage to Arther LeRoy SHEETS in Afton, Iowa, and four children blessed this
union: Gary, Donald, Mary and Elva.
Elvina moved to Osceola, Iowa to raise her family, then worked as a cook at the Clarke Community elementary school for
nearly 20 years before retiring in 1982.
Through the years, Elvina enjoyed many things including cooking, canning, embroidering, quilting and gardening, but most
of all Elvina enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Elvina was preceded in death by her parents; husband LeRoy; daughter Mary; son Donald; sister Waunita; two brothers,
Rocarol and LeRoy; and a grandson Daniel SHEETS.
Elvina leaves behind to cherish her memories her two sons, Gary SHEETS and his wife Leila of Havre, Montana and Elva
SHEETS and his wife Debbie of Osceola; six grandchildren: Mark SHEETS and wife Jenny and David SHEETS of Chicago,
Illinois, Matthew SHEETS and wife Jenn of Kansas City, Missouri, Trudy CHITTUM and her husband John of Havre, Montana
and Bryan SHEETS and Justin SHEETS of Osceola; nine great-grandchildren: Stephine, Brandon, Erica, Macayla, Taylor, Tyler,
Austin, Nathan and Johnathan; three brothers: John PETERSON and wife Lila of Osceola, Henry PETERSON of Mount Ayr, Iowa
and Clifford PETERSON and wife Mildred of Murray, Iowa; two sisters, Leota JAMES and husband Paul of Murray and Leona
HOLLAND of Murray; sister-in-law Norlene SHEETS of Osceola; as well as many other relatives and a host of friends and
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 23, 2002, at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola with Pastor Chuck DeVOS
officiating. Pennie GONSETH was the organist and Terry SMITH the soloist. Casket bearers were Mark SHEETS, Bryan SHEETS,
David SHEETS, Justin SHEETS, Matthew SHEETS and John CHITTUM.
Interment was in the Murray Cemetery, Murray.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2010
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