Evelyn M. (Whitney) Dewey, 95, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Evelyn was born November 8, 1921, on a farm near Waverly, the daughter of Samuel Lloyd and Leota Louise Anna (Peters) Whitney. She graduated from Waverly High School in 1939, and then attended Wartburg College. After receiving her teaching certificate, she taught country school in a one-room school house in rural Waverly.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Rolland Lyle Dewey at the Methodist Church in Waverly on May 8, 1943. The couple farmed in the area for many years before moving to Waverly in1962. Rolland died on May 20, 2012.
Evelyn was a faithful member of Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family. She and Rolland also enjoyed socializing and especially playing cards with friends.
Evelyn is survived by two sons, Les (Judy) Dewey of Germantown, TN, and Ron (Sheila) Dewey of Plano, TX; one daughter, Pat (Ken) Winter of Waverly, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, Michelle (Mike) Hanna, Lisa (Jeff) Vaske, Lesley Dewey, Kellee (Lawson) Horton, Kristen Winter, Ryan Dewey, and Zachary Dewey, 10 great grandchildren; a brother, Lavern (Pat) Whitney of Grundy Center, Iowa; a sister-in–law, Lucille Whitney of Waverly; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Harms of Cedar Falls. Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel in 1971, Leota in 1995; her husband, Rolland; sister Mary Whitney in 1959 and brother, Donald Whitney in 1996.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church in Waverly, with Pastor John Brockschink officiating. Burial will be in Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Public visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, and also for an hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to Heritage United Methodist Church or Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community. Online condolences for Evelyn's family may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187
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