Iola M. Greathouse

May 12, 2019
Greathouse, Iola news


10:00 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2019 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 


4-7 p.m. Thursday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service.


Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery


may be directed to the family.


Iola M. Greathouse, 93, of Evansdale, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at The Bird House, Hospice of Johnson County.  She was born November 18, 1925 in Dunkerton the daughter of Arthur and Alice West Shannon.  

She married Robert Greathouse on October 7, 1943 in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on March 18, 1972.

Iola worked as a custodian for Altstadt & Langlas Bakery for over 30 years, retiring in 1984.

She was a member of The Salvation Army where she attended church and was a volunteer.

Survived by: three sons, Roger (Mary) of Independence, Ronald (Pam) of Washington, IA,  Ross (Roberta) of Waterloo; one daughter, Ruth (Clark) Behrens of Rock Island, Illinois; 10 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; two sisters, Leona Herman of Evansdale and Wilma Blosch of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one grandson, Patrick in infancy, one brother, Arthur Shannon and one sister, Viola Zingg.

Family was very important to Iola.  She will be greatly missed.

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  1. Charlotte Beenken | May 17, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Iola was a very special lady. My prayers are with the family. 🙏🙏
  2. Tracie and Kevin Resewehr | May 15, 2019
    So sorry to hear of this loss that the family has endured.  Peace to all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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