Garden Chapel

Jennie Stravers

November 8, 2010
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Friday, November 12, 2010
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Beginning at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 11, 2010
with family present 6:00 – 8 :00 P.M.
Sully Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Sully, Iowa

Bible League
Mission India

In Memory Of

Jennie Stravers
Formerly of Sully, Iowa
(Age 90)

April 10, 1920 - November 8, 2010

Jennie Stravers, daughter of Kors and Jennie Nikkel Harthoorn, was born April 10, 1920, near Lynnville, Iowa. She received her early education at Richland #7-Black Oak Country School where she completed the eighth grade.

On February 27, 1941, Jennie was united in marriage with Gilbert Stravers at the home of her parents in Lynnville. Jennie and Gilbert were blessed with four children: Russell, Velma, Marilyn and Sandra. The family made their home in the Sully/Galesburg area.

Jennie was an active member of the Sully Christian Reformed Church since 1940. She was a charter member of Ruth Circle and one of their projects was making quilts for the needy. She was also active in Coffee Break. She enjoyed being a homemaker and loved sewing, quilting, gardening, Bible Study, and spending time with her children and grandchildren. For ten years she served as a cook at Fair Haven in Pella, Iowa.

Jennie went to her heavenly home on Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Pella Regional Health Center at the age of ninety.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children and their spouses: Russell and Gladys Stravers of Sully, Iowa,  Velma and Larry Ouwenga of  DeMotte, Indiana, and Sandy and Phil Braziel of Waukee, Iowa;  son-in-law, Jeff Schuling of  Altoona, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; twenty –five great-grandchildren; sisters: Cora Jansen and Ernestine Dieleman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Nellie Harthoorn, Charles Conover, Joe and Pearl Stravers, Lucy Stravers, Dick and Ruth Stravers, Jan and Jim Monsma.

Jennie is preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; daughter, Marilyn Schuling; her parents, Kors and Jennie Harthoorn; parents-in-law, John and Sarah  Stravers; brothers: Cornelius Harthoorn and William Harthoorn; sisters: Francis Vander Zyl, Cornelia Maasdam and Dorothy Conover.


Russell and Gladys Stravers
            Jeff and Jody Stravers
            Brenda and Mark McKay  
            Lynn and Dan Nichols
            Greg and Marcy Stravers
            Phil and Amy Stravers

Velma and Larry Ouwenga
            Rachel and Scott Oudbier
            Laura and Joe Vander Meer

The late Marilyn and Jeff Schuling
            Eric and Roni Schuling
            Staci and Tracy Bohlen

Sandy and Phil Braziel
            Melissa and Lee Collins
            Tricia and Alex Nikiforuk

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