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Creston News-Advertiser
Creston, Iowa
October of 2008

OBITUARY - MARY "FLOY" (VanLOON) HANCOCK WEEDA

Funeral services for Floy WEEDA, age 99, of Lenox, who died Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield will be held Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 2 PM at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Lenox. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 7 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7. Interment will be held at North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Memorials can be given in her name. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox.

Mary Floy (VanLOON) WEEDA was born June 17, 1909, in Monroe County, Iowa the only daughter of George C. VanLOON and Snow E. (COX) VanLOON. She grew up in Monroe County where she attended country schools. She was united in marriage to Harold HANCOCK on December 5, 1928. To this union three children were born, Harold, Georgia and Darlene. The couple lived in Lucas County. Harold was killed in a mining accident on August 21, 1935, and Floy and her children continued to live in the area with family.

She was united in marriage to Bill WEEDA on March 27, 1941. To this union a son Delbert was born. The family moved to Taylor County for a year, and then purchased a farm east of Lenox. Bill passed away on January 25, 1968. Floy continued to live on the farm until 2002 when she entered Clearview Home in Clearfield.

Floy grew up and raised a family in 'a time when life was tough.' She raised large gardens, canning most of the produce. In later years she still gardened but spent much of the time raising flowers. Floy was a 'strong-willed woman' who knew the importance of family. She always had time for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She crocheted, having made many afghans, and also enjoyed word-search puzzles. At an early age, Floy made her choice to walk in Jesus way and kept this faith to the end.

Left to cherish Floy's memory are a son, Harold HANCOCK and special friend, Connie BENEDICT of Bedford; two daughters, Georgia HAYS of Creston; and Darlene STAMPS and husband Curtiss of Diagonal; a daughter-in-law, Joyce WEEDA of Lenox; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren; along with many other family members and friends.

Preceding Floy in death are her parents; both husbands; a son, Delbert WEEDA in 2004; a daughter-in-law, Donna HANCOCK in 2003; and four brothers, Marvin, Calvin, Glenn and Frank VanLOON.

Although Floy will be greatly missed, her love and inspiration will live on through her family.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, January of 2011

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

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