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  • Obituary- Iona F. Packard 1914-2012

  • PLAINS – Iona F. Packard, 98, died Tuesday Dec. 4 2012 at the Meade District Hospital, Meade. She was born May 2, 1914 in Macksville,
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  • PLAINS – Iona F. Packard, 98, died Tuesday Dec. 4 2012 at the Meade District Hospital, Meade. She was born May 2, 1914 in Macksville, the daughter of Maynard and Faye (DeVore) Pruett. She attended the Macksville School system graduating in 1932.
    She married Alvin W. Packard Nov. 25, 1932. He survives. The couple moved from Macksville to Plains in August 1944. In 1962 she began working for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1976. In addition to working for the postal service she was the bookkeeper for Packard Engine Service until 1998. She was an active member of the Plains Christian Church for many years and was a member of the Macksville Alumni Association. Iona enjoyed crocheting, working as a seamstress, cleaning her home and spending time with her family and friends.
    She is survived by one son, Garrel Packard and wife Lois, Plains; a sister Jennie Lou Bryant, Salina; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is preceded in death by a daughter Terry Faye Cole, and a brother Maynard Laverne Pruett.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday Dec. 8 at the Plains Christian Church with Pastor Rich O’Toole presiding. Friends may call from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Interment will follow in the Plains cemetery.
    Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary
    212 S Fowler
    Meade KS 67864
    620-873-2171
     
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