Hervey,  Valera Zula

Hervey, Valera Zula

Female 1917 - 2007  (89 years)

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  • Name Hervey, Valera Zula 
    Born 25 Sep 1917  Vernon Twp, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 08 Feb 2007  Pleasant Park Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3708  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Hervey, John Willard,   b. 23 Oct 1876, Concordia, Cloud, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1962, Van Buren Co. Hospital, Keosauqua, Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Sell, Della Grace,   b. 28 Mar 1877, Birmingham, Schuyler Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1962, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 30 Aug 1899  Van Buren Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 


    • Married by Justice of the Peace, Curt Blackedge, near Mt. Sterling,
      Ia.
    Family ID F1373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mumford, Guy,   b. 23 Apr 1905,   d. Jan 1979, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1970 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F745  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 McLeland, James Loring,   b. 02 Jun 1915, near Milton, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1966, Keosauqua, Van Buren, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1938 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Koonts, Retson,   b. 23 May 1915, Beaconsfield, Ringgold Co., IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1996, Ottumwa, Wapello Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1984  Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 21:29:03 
    Family ID F1497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1917 - Vernon Twp, Van Buren Co., Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Dec 1984 - Bloomfield, Davis, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Feb 2007 - Pleasant Park Nursing Home, Oskaloosa, IA Link to Google Earth
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    Histories
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  • Notes 
    • Source: Ottumwa Courier Feb. 10, 2007:

      OSKALOOSA — Valera Zula Hervey Koonts, age 89, passed away Feb. 8, 2007, at Pleasant Park in Oskaloosa. Prior to the nursing home, she lived for six years with her son Kenneth and his family in Ottumwa.

      Valera was born Sept. 25, 1917 at Keosauqua to John W. and Grace Della (Sell) Hervey.

      She graduated from Keosauqua High School in 1935 and began her teaching career in 1936. She attended several colleges and spent most of her life as a teacher in Van Buren County. She was administrative assistant in the county Superintendent Office for several years and was secretary to the Keosauqua school superintendents. She also had been an insurance agent. She taught at the Van Buren County Care Facility and worked with refugees and other adults for eight years before retiring for good in 1984. She was a member of Keosauqua Methodist Church. She was an active member and officer of Mothers
      Club, B.P.W., Delta Kappa Gamma (Alpha Chapter), several teachers organizations and ladies circles.

      She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and teacher.

      She is preceded in death by her husbands, James L. McLeland in 1966, Guy Mumford in 1979 and Retson Koonts in 1996; her parents; brothers, Willard and Robert; sisters, Gladys Beggs, Florence Mellen, Verda Duke and infant sister, Lucille.

      Survivors include her children; daughter, Shirley Hicks of Council Bluffs, James H. McLeland and wife, Pat of Freeport, Ill., Vern Lee McLeland and wife, Debbie of Golden, Colo., Kenneth Paul McLeland and wife, Deb of Ottumwa and Jerry Dean McLeland and fiancee, Tammy Kummet of Littleton, Colo.; grandchildren, Tony and Molly McLeland, Curtis and Kim McLeland, Traci Lynn and Joseph Perry II, Ashley McLeland, Janna and John DeVylder, Alex McLeland, and Kersten McLeland; great-grandsons, Jordan and Jared McLeland, Nicholas McLeland, Joseph III and Emily Perry, Gustav and Elias DeVylder; sister, Wanda Akey Kirkland; nieces and nephews; relatives; and former students and friends.

      Valera was always proud of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always there for them. She often helped those in need. She delighted in working with students of all ages. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

      Visitation will open at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua with the family present from 3-5 p.m.

      Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at the funeral chapel. Rev. ellis andrews and Rev. Bryon Wixom will
      officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at Cantril, followed by luncheon at Keosauqua Methodist Church.

      Memorials to Heartland Humane Society, Ottumwa or to Keosauqua Public Library for children's books may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 717 Foster Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.