Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Vi. She was the kindest person i have ever known. I loved to visit her in her home, she would always have good stories to share, food to serve and always had something to show from a recent visit to a garage sale or thrift store. We lived right next to her, Roland and Connie for many years. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She had so much energy for someone her age, she was always on the go. I know this is a very sad time for her family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Denise Gerard - Delta, IA - Friend   November 21, 2015

Thinking of Auntie Vi, and my memories of her wonderful sense of humor.
She will never be forgotten. Love to you all.

Posted by Brian Salisbury - Maple Grove, MN - nephew   November 15, 2015

Sorry to hear about your loss

Posted by Duann Latta Ordway - Wilton, IA   November 13, 2015


Shelly & Logan I was sorry to hear of the passing of your Grandmother & Great Grandmother. Our thoughts are with you both at this sad time.

I remember your Grandmother at the DQ she was such a sweet & gentle soul. You were lucky to have her in your life.

Posted by Shirley & Caleb Aldeman - Iowa City, IA - friend of Shelly Alston   November 12, 2015

Sheila and Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. It is not easy to lose a parent; someone who you loved so much and who loved you always. Her completion of this part of life leaves sadness and tears for those who are left behind, but grief and sorrow only come with loving someone so deeply. She will be in your heart always. Please know you are all in my prayers.


Posted by Karol Krotz - Iowa City, IA - Friend and Classmate of Sheila   November 11, 2015


Sheila, Mark, Connie, Shannon and Melissa - I write this with tears of sorrow for the passing of such a wonderful woman, and tears of joy for the memories I have of such a wonderful woman. My deepest sympathy to you all. Thank you Vi for letting me be a part of your family.


Posted by Laurie Haeder - Des Moines, IA - Friend   November 11, 2015

I love you immensely Gramma. Give Mom a hug and kiss for me. Have fun thrift shopping up there in Heaven. I bet there's some great deals to be had. See you again someday. I miss you ♡

Posted by Shelly Alston - Higginsville, MO - Granddaughter   November 11, 2015

Memories of Vi....Shortly after I moved in down the hill from Vi and Connie and Roland we became good friends.Vi was always a generous neighbor. It was a lively time visiting, eating and laughing. Of course, the road trips were something as well.... it never took Vi very long to go from point A. to point B. She really should have been a Air Force pilot. I would often find special treasures and surprises from her frequent thrift shopping when I came home, I still have many. She shared interesting stories of her early life and adventures..... such a great gal. It was a sad day for me when they moved but I sure did appreciate the time we spent together. It was also special when she would bring her siblings, other family and friends to my house to see the gardens. The cosmos is fortunate to have her traveling through.... love to you Vi! Your friend, Jeff Cave

Posted by jeff cave - riverside, IA - friend-neighbor   November 10, 2015