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Advertisement Ida E. Conklin, 85, West Liberty


Ida E. Conklin, 85, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in West Liberty.

Ida was born April 12, 1928 in Kit Carson, Colo. the daughter of Charlie and Vivian Young Prizler. She was united in marriage to Lester Conklin on Dec. 5, 1947 in McGregor, Iowa. Ida was a cook at the University of Iowa for many years. She also worked at the Cookson Home in West Branch and the Maid-Rite and Heath Manor in West Liberty.

Ida enjoyed going to senior dining at the West Liberty Community Center every Wednesday. She loved her family, her animals and her flowers.

She is survived by 3 sons, Terry Conklin of Poynette, Wis., Eddie Conklin and Jerry Conklin both of West Liberty and a daughter, Patty Conklin of West Liberty. She is also survived by her brother Henry Cummings of Nashville, Mich., five grandchildren, Joey, Katie, Maddie, Justin and Jeromy Conklin and a great grandson Declan Conklin.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester and brother Charles Prizler.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29, at First Church United in West Liberty. A visitation will be held 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at First Church United in West Liberty. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or Unity Point Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

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