Iona F. Packard, age 98, died early Tuesday morning, December 4, 2012, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born May 2, 1914, at Macksville, Kansas, the daughter of Maynard and Faye (DeVore) Pruett. As a young girl she attended the Macksville school system, graduating in 1932.
On November 25, 1932, she married Alvin W. Packard at Coldwater, Kansas. After their marriage they made their home in the Macksville area, moving to Plains, Kansas, 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.She enjoyed crocheting, working as a seamstress, cleaning her home, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by:
Her husband, Alvin W. Packard of Plains, Kansas
A son, Garrel Packard and wife Lois of Plains, Kansas
A sister, Jennie Lou Bryant of Salina, Kansas
Four grandchildren Nine great-grandchildren One great-great-grandchild
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Terry Faye Cole in April, 2005; her parents; and a brother, Maynard Laverne Pruett.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012, at the Plains Christian Church, with Pastor Rich O’Toole presiding. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, to sign the guest register. The casket will remain closed. Interment will follow in the Plains Cemetery.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebahcmanmortuary.com