November 11, 2012
10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2012
First Reformed Church
Beginning at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Family present 5:00-7:30 P.M.
Sully Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Mosaic Home of Des Moines – in honor of her granddaughter Kari Jo Van Kooten
Husband: the late Harold Geurts
LaVonne (Bernard) Van Wyk – Sully, Iowa
Linda (Ervin) Arkema – Sully, Iowa
Cindy (Randy) Van Kooten - Lynnville, Iowa
March 8, 1917 - November 11, 2012
Jennie Elscott Geurts was born March 8, 1917 to John and Maggie (Brand) Elscott. She was the first born of seven children in a country home two miles north of Taintor. She was raised in the Taintor area and graduated from the eigth grade at the Case School, which was located at the end of their farm.
On April 10, 1941 she was united in marriage with Harold Geurts. They had three daughters: LaVonne, Linda, and Cindy. Jennie and Harold farmed near Lynnville until Harold's death in September of 1998. She continued to live on the farm one more year and in October of 1999, she moved to the Sully Retirement Home. She then lived in the Hilltop Manor of Pella, before moving to St. Francis Manor in Grinnell nearly three years ago.
Jennie was a lifelong member of the First Reformed Church in Sully. Some of her favorite hobbies were tending her garden, yard, and flowers(especially her geraniums), canning, baking pies, and spending time with her family.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law: Chadwick Ver Ploeg and Melvin Geurts; and sister-in-law Luella Vander Wilt.
Preceding Jennie in death were her parents; her husband, Harold; great-granddaughter Maggie Sue Hovda/Van Kooten; four sisters: Ellen (Francis) Van Zante, Grace (John) Renaud, Gladys (James) Renaud, and Irene Ver Ploeg; two brothers: Glen (Verna) Elscott and Elmer Elscott; brothers-in-law: Lester Geurts and Floyd Vander Wilt; and sister-in-law Iris Geurts.
LaVonne and Bernard Van Wyk
Daryl Van Wyk
Dustin (Jennifer) Van Wyk
Trevor and Hunter
Derek (Meredyth) Van Wyk
Trinity, Jackson, and Aubrey
Devin Van Wyk
Carly Van Wyk
Page Van Wyk
Benjamin Van Wyk
Yana Van Wyk
Kurt (Denita) Van Wyk
Dana (Matt) Boswell
Jordyn, Johnathan, and Lucas
Brent (Lori) Van Wyk
Libby (Michael) Lueth
Holli Van Wyk
Linda and Ervin Arkema
Darci (Shawn) Fuller
Darin (Anna) Arkema
Cindy and Randy Van Kooten
Stacey (Scott) Rollins
Charlee Jo Rollins
Kami Jo (Jim) Moretti
Kari Jo Van Kooten