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THE KALONA NEWS, THURSDAY, MAY 4,2017 LIFE CROSSINGS PAGE 5A Paul E. Yoder 1925 - 2017 Paul E. Yoder, 91, of Kalona, died on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Pleasantview Home. A funeral service was held Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona, with Pastor Chad Yoder, Conrad Hertzler and John Hersh- berger officiating. Burial was at the Fair- view Cemetery, A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Home. Paul E. Yoder was born November 24, 1925 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Jonas R. and Magdelena (Miller) Yoder. He gradu- ated from Evergreen Rural School. On De- cember 5, 1946 he was united in marriage to Katie Fern Helmuth. Paul was a farmer Paul E, Yoder and also drove a truck for Mullet Truck- ing for many years. In his retirement Paul drove the Kalona By-Ways Tour bus and delivered flowers for Of The Earth. Paul enjoyed reading, history, story telling and visiting with people. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church. Survivors include six children: Floyd (Sarah) Yoder of Arthur, Ill., Arlene (Robert) Anderson of Cedar Rapids, Gerald Yoder of Louisville, Ky,, Loren (Ruth Ann) Yoder of Arthur, Ill., Myron Yoder (Catherine) of Kalona, Verlyn (Deb) Yoder of Kalona; nine grandchildren: Yvonne Pattison, Chad and Michael Yoder, Sheryl Gingerich, Brandon and Grant Yoder, Brooke Yoder, Hannah De-. Jong and Laura Yoder; 14 great grandchildren; and two brothers: Ed Yoder and Frank (Ada) Yoder of Kalona. Preceding Paul in death were his parents; his wife: Katie in 2000; brother: David L. Yoder in 2016; hall brother: Chris; and two hall sisters: Frieda and Mabel. Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assisting the family, www. Evelyn L. Brown 1928 - 2017 Evelyn L. Brown passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Parkview Manor in Wellman at the age of 88 years. Memorial service was held Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Prairie Flower Baptist Church in rural Washington. Burial was in the Wellman Cemetery, Evelyn Lucille Brown was born May 8, 1928, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of James and Rowena (McDaniel) Bro- herd. On April 27, 1946, Evelyn was united in marriage to William Brown in Ottum- wa. She worketl as a nursing assistant at Raim and Blank Children's Hospital and Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Bill and Evelyn L. BrownEvelyn moved to the Wellman community in 1957. She was a member of the Prairie Flower Baptist Church. Evelyn was well known in the community for her wonderful cakes that she made. She is survived by her husband: William of Wellman; two daughters: Janice (Max) Long of Brighton, Sharon (Larry) Miller of Wellman; a daughter-in-law: Shirley Brown of Wellman; eight grandchildren: Beth Ann Long, Tony Long, Trisha Miller, Kevin Miller, Kristi Strickland, Karissa Brincks, Stacey Brown, Shaylee Brown; 15 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Marguerite Parsons of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son: Dennis Brown; and three brothers: Gary Broherd, Bob Broherd and Alan Man- gold. The Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for Evelyn and her family, Helen V. Gooden 1939 - 2017 Helen Virginia Gooden, 77, of Kalona, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Hospice Unit, Iowa City, Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Lensing Funeral Service, Iowa City, Burial was in Sharon Hill Cem- etery, Kalona. Helen was born on August 1, 1939 in Taylor, Texas, the daughter of Henry and Binnie (Marquez) Rios. She was united in marriage to Claude Gooden on August 24, 1974 in Tampa, Fla.; he preceded her in death on May 27, 2014. Helen was a nursing assistant for various employers throughout her career. She was a devoted, Helen V. Gooden caring, and loving mother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, Helen loved playing cards with her kids and grandkids. She was Elvis' number one fan, and enjoyed coun- try music. Helen and Claude enjoyed spending their time fishing and strolling through flea markets. Helen is survived by her five children: Paul (Bev) Marple, Dirk (Angie Burnett) Marple and Randy Marple, all of Iowa City, Tammy Marple and Kelly (Connie) Marple of Farmington, Ark.; eight brothers: John (Jeri) Rios of Coralville, Frank (Laura) Rios of Tiffin, Tony (Donna) Rios of Wellman, Tom (Wendy Jo) Rios of Davenport, Roy (Diane) Rios of North Liberty, Ray (Diana) Rios of Cedar Rapids, Henry Rios of Solon and Benny (Margaret) Rios of North Liberty; sister: Mary (Ed) Sekula of Minnetonka, Minn.; nine grandchildren: Alexa, Schuyler, Scott, Dan, Chelcei, Dirk Jr., Ben, Carissa, and Ryan; and eight great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers: Emmett and Raymond; and a hall-sister Nueves Gonzelez. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensing- funeral.corn Evelyn Sheryl Swartzentruber 1984 - 2017 Evelyn Sheryl Swartzentruber, 33 of Kalona, died in her home on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Sharon Bethet Church in rural Kalona. Burial was in the Haven Cemetery, Evelyn was born March 27, 1984 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of James Arlin and Fannie N. (Miller) Swartzentruber. Evelyn had her special needs. It was a privilege to care for her. Evelyn is survived by her parents: James and Fannie Swartzen- truber of Kalona; four brothers: Titus and wife Anna of Wellman, David and wife Kathleen of Kalona, William and wife Dorothy of Plad, Mo., John and wife Wanda of Port Republic, Va.; 20 nieces and nephews: Kendall, Krystal, Ruthann, Darlis, Melissa, Kar- men, Paul, Devin, Sharita, Vincent, Everett, Annthea, Annette, Larena, Lavon, Corwin, Curvin, Sharlou, Rochelle, Karesa; and grandparents: Eldon and Katie Swartzentruber of Va. She was preceded in death by a brother: Daniel; a niece: Jewel; "grandmother: Eldora Swartzentruber; and grandparents: Noah and Lydia Miller. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Evelyn and her family, James R. Marek James R. Marek 1954 - 2017 James R. Marek, 63, Trucking. He enjoyed farming, working with his of Kalona, Wednesday, cattle and driving his gator with his dog, Tucker. April 26, 2017 at the Mostofall, he loved spending time with his fam- Washington County ily and baby-sitting his granddaughters. Hospital. A Mass of Survivors include his wife: Mary of rural Christian Burial was Kalona; his son: Cody Marek and wife Tammy; held Tuesday, May 2, two granddaughters: Adlei Lynne and Kassidi 2017 at the Holy Trin- Anne Marek; his mother: Mary Marek of Hills; ity Catholic Church in three sisters: Patricia Greubel of Knoxville, Richmond, with Father Francine (Roger) McVeigh of Unionville and David Brownfield offi- Sherry (Sudharshan) Chary of Fla.; two broth- ciating. The body was ers: Gerard (Younglim) Marek of Chicago, Ill. cremated following the and Wayne (Amy) Marek of Ankeny; several mass. A memorial fund nieces and nephews and great-nieces and neph- has been established for ews; a brother-in-law: Robert (Marta) Zahs of his granddaughters edu- Iowa City; and a sister-in-law: Patricia Zahs of cation. Riverside. Born April 24, 1954, He was preceded in death by his father; a brother: Joseph in infancy; a nephew and his wife: Joseph and Ashley Greubel; and his in- laws: George and Gladys Zahs. Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assist- ing the family, Jim was the son of Robert and Mary (Ruth) Marek. He graduated from Washington High School in 1972. Jim was united in marriage to Mary Zahs at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Richmond, November 27, 1982. Jim farmed and for many years, owned and operated Marek Shawn Parks-Rice Shawn Parks-Rice, 50, passed away at her ho ne, outside of Lone Tree on Monday, April 24, 2017. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Peterseim Fu- neral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the fam- ily's use. Shawn was born Janu- ary 1, 1967 in Lewistown, Mont. She was raised there with her older Shawn Parks-Rice brother Bill, by her parents Pam and Gene Rice. Shawn moved to the Council Bluffs, Shenandoah area, where she lived and worked until she met her husband John Parks, in 2000. After a lengthy courtship, they moved together to the Oklahoma City area, where they were wed on May 26, 2007. 1967 - 2017 Shawn joined Narcotics Anonymous fellow- ship on July 5, 1989. She has been a clean and sober, committed member ever since. This July 5th Shawn would have celebrated 28 years free. She was a true friend and mentor to countless people in the fellowship. Shawn has influenced many lives and has friends throughout the Unit- ed States. She will be remembered for her quick wit, her supportive nature and her infectious laugh. Shawn was a fantastic cook, and enjoyed gar- dening, fleamarketing arid buying and selling antiques. She also loved to talk and share with others. Survivors include her husband: John Parks; daughter: Sarah (Jake) Rowland; sisters: Kim Howard, Julie Day, Wendi Gilliam; stepsister: Greer Dempster; and Sarah's little sister Annie. She will be greatly missed. Shawn was preceded in death by her father: Gene Rice; her mother and stepfather: Pam and Keith Dempster; and her older brother: Bill. Jimmie L. Hora Jimmie L: Hora Jimmie L. Hora, 55, of Nichols, passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at his home. Fu- neral Services were held Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Interment was in Conesville Cem- etery, A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in memory of Jimmie. Online .condolences may be sent to the fam- ily at www.lewisfuneral- Jimmie Lee HoYa was born on October 14, 1961, in Iowa City, the son of Leo and Mildred 1961 - 2017 (Walker) Hora. Jimmie was united in marriage to Elizabeth Suzanne Tellord in Iowa City, Octo- ber 24, 1992. He drove a truck for O'Tooles for 28- years. Jimmie was always known as a pretty or- nery guy, He loved to watch NASCAR especially Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He also enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, planting sweet corn, watching Hawkeye and San Francisco 49ers football, working and most of all spending time with his children. Jimmie will be deeply missed bY his wife: Beth of Nichols; children: Sara Hora and Jay Hora both of Nichols; one grandson on the way; adopt- ed granddaughter: Jaelynn Dunnahoo; mother: Mildred Hora of Bennett; siblings: Diane Tinkle of Conesville, Susan (Todd) Morgan of Musca- tine, John (Joyce) Hora of Columbus Junction, Judy (Greg) Kanffman of Muscatineand Bobbie (Richard) Guill of Bennett and numerous nieces and nephews. Jimmie was preceded in death by his father. Emily Yoder Roberts 1922 - 2017 Emily Yoder Roberts, 94, of Kalona, died Tues- day, April 25, 2017 at the Pleasantview Home. Fu- neral services were held Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Sharon Center Unit- ed Methodist Church with Pastor Erling Shultz officiating. The body will be cremated following the service. A memorial fund has been established for the Sha- Emily Yoder ron Center United Meth- Roberts odist Church. Emily Yoder Roberts was born October 1, 1922 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Omar and Emma (Petsel) Yoder. She graduated from Sharon Center High School and trained to be a registered nurse at the Uni- versity of Iowa. Emily worked as a nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital for many years. On September 11, 1948 she was united in marriage to Wayne Roberts at the Sharon Center Evangelical Brethren Church. Emily was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Jessamin Chapter where she had served as Past Matron, was a past president of the Johnson County Historical Society, and was also a member of the Questers and the Octagon Barn Questers. She was a member of the Sha- ron Center United Methodist Church where she served in many ways, including directing the Jr. Choir, singing in the choir, and teaching Sunday school and bible school. Emily had a passion for weaving and did spinning and weaving demonstrations at the Kalona Historical Society and the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. Emily was known as a local barn historian active in planning local Barn Tours. She managed to get the Roberts Octagon Barn on the Historic Register. She gave many presentations all over Iowa on barns and their history and architecture. Emily loved every- thing about the state of Iowa. She enjoyed horse riding and Yoder family bike and canoe trips. Survivors include her husband: Wayne of Iowa City; three children: Nora Jane Roberts (Albert Noellsch) of Oregon, Mo., Paul Owen (Julie) Roberts of Iowa City, Mary (Steve) Rathje of Cedar Rapids; two grandsons: Peter and Timo- thy Noellsch; four step grandchildren: Jennifer Newhard, Gwen, Josh and Kori Rathje; one sis- ter: Charlotte Lackender of Kalona; a brother: Alan (Esther) Yoder of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and a sister-in-law: Betz Yoder of Kalona. Preceding Emily in death were her parents; and infant brother: Elmer; a sister: Mabel Hora; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Glenn (Marjo- rie) Yoder, Calvin Yoder and Theodore (Jeanne) Yoder. Peterseim Funeral Home of Kalona is assist- ing the family, www.petersei