Gleneva Ades, 86, of Ames, died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Israel Family Hospice House. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Foster Funeral and Cremation Center with Pastor Gina Spohnheimer officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home.
Gleneva LaVonne Ades, the daughter of Glen and Jessie Hill Faulkner was born August 26, 1930 on a farm near Webster City. She attended Webster City Schools. On May 7, 1950 she married Robert Ades in Webster City. Gleneva worked at various place over the years, including Land O'Lakes and Uncle B's Bagel Plant, both located in Ellsworth; and the Hawkeye Mink CO-OP in Jewell. Gleneva and her husband resided at Little Wall Lake for 30 years before retiring to Boone. He preceded her in death on January 19, 2008. She currently resided at The Rose of Ames.
Gleneva is survived by her children, Sandra (John) Christensen of Ames, Bruce (Madonna) Ades of Westside, Randy Ades and companion Deb Sargent of Ames, Marsha Watts and fiance Lee Roybal of Humboldt; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Marble Pond and Sharon Apfel both of Waterloo; and sister-in-law, Hildegard Faulkner of Waterloo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, brothers, Garrett, Merlyn, Larry; and sister, Velma Hollingshead.
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It's been a great privilege the last 8 months to live at The Rose with Gleneva. She quickly became one of my favorite people here. She was very welcoming and helpful when I moved in. She always had a smile and a warm greeting whenever she saw me. She had a true servant's spirit as she was always helping someone when she saw the need. She was a lot of fun too! She always joined in activities and gave us all a reason to chuckle. Gleneva was a kind warm compassionate person and I'm sure I can speak for everyone here at The Rose when I say that she'll be greatly missed.
I am so sorry to hear of Glenny's passing. She will be missed by so many. I am sorry I cannot be with you but please know you are all in my thoughts.
Glenny, you always had a twinkle in your eyes, and a friendly smile. You are missed.
My deepest sympathies to Bruce, Sandy, Randy, and Marsha. I will not be able to attend, But my prayers are with you and your families! We will always cherish Aunt Glenny's shining smile, warm hugs, and kind-hearted soul!! God Bless.
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