Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Memorial Days

Except for a ten-day trip to and from N.C., we have been busy in Iowa since the 28th of April. We bought the house from our daughter Karol. We have spent much time visiting with family, especially my mother, so I have not been on the computer much.

My mother became ill in February and has been in the hospital or a nursing care facility since then. We have visited her three times a week while in Iowa. On Saturday she was coherent and visited with us. We spent Sunday morning at church for a Memorial Day Celebration of the lives of those who died serving our country and of those of the congregation who died in the last year. Then we went to the Monroe County Care where my mother, Agnes Hoven, died peacefully at 1pm. The morning of Memorial Day was spent at the funeral home. Funeral services were held at 10:30 am at the First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa on Wednesday, June 1. Burial was at Liberty Cemetery near Bussey.

Part of her eulogy is as follows:
Agnes Hoven was united in marriage with Clarence Hoven on August 20, 1941. She assisted her husband in many churches throughout their ministry. She taught Sunday school, Vacation Bible School, was a Ladies Bible Leader, and also helped in missionary work from 1953 to 2000 in Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky and Canada. Agnes had 7 children, 28 grandchildren, 47 great- grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

I’m sure that Dad will miss her most of all.

We plan to stay in Iowa this summer. There is a lot of work that we still need to do on the house, especially painting and lawn care.


Linda Rowe said...

My dear friend Darleen,
I was so saddened to hear about your mothers passing to be with the Lord. I was getting on here to ask you how she is doing. I am so glad for you that you were abel to have a good day with her before she died so you could have a good memory of her last day.
Please know you are in my prayers. I bet it will be a bit different for you both staying in one place for the summer. Welcome back to home ownership :-)
Take care and say Hi to Terry for us. Love Linda and Jerry Rowe

Linda Rowe said...

Hi Darlene,
Another thing I wanted to ask and forgot to at my last message. How is your relative that is pregnant with the triplets doing? I do hope you are doing well. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.
take care Linda