November 8, 2010
10:30 A.M., Friday, November 12, 2010
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, November 11, 2010
with family present 6:00 – 8 :00 P.M.
Sully Garden Chapel Funeral Home
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