Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lera Dove, 95, Dies After Lingering Illness
Daily Iowegian - 2 August 2007
By Ethel Ira - Numa Correspondent
The neighborhood bid goodbye to one of its long-time residents this past week when Lera Dove, 95, died at the Continental Care Center in Seymour after a lingering illness. Lera andher late husband, Leishman (Red) Dove lived and raised their family on a farmstead on what is now known as 160th Avenue, the gravel road leading from Numa to Highway 2 North for many years, until Red's passing. This caused Lera to leave the farm and move to Seymour. As her health worsened, she relocated to the Continental Care Center.
Lera was a devout member of the now-closed Numa Methodist Church, a good neighbor and friend. She leaves a son, Larry (Sonja) Dove of Numa, daughter Sandy (Gary) Banks of Seymour and several grand- and great-grand children. She was laid to rest in the Jerome Cemetery beside her husband. Memorials may be made to the Seymour First Responders or Horizon Special Project and funneled through the Thomas Lange Funeral Home at 1900 S. 18th Street in Centerville. Our community sympathies are extended to her survivors.