Garden Chapel

Jennie Geurts

November 11, 2012
Grinnell, Iowa

10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 14, 2012
First Reformed Church
Sully, Iowa

Beginning at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Family present 5:00-7:30 P.M.
Sully Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Sully, Iowa

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

In Memory Of

Jennie Geurts
Lynnville, Iowa
(Age 95)

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
            Doug Eicher
Brent (Lori) Van Wyk
            Libby (Michael) Lueth
            Holli Van Wyk

Linda and Ervin Arkema
            Darci (Shawn) Fuller
                        Chelsi Arkema
                        Haley Fuller
                        Brody Fuller
            Darin (Anna) Arkema
                        Evan Arkema
                        Andrew Arkema
                        Kate Arkema

Cindy and Randy Van Kooten
            Stacey (Scott) Rollins
                        Charlee Jo Rollins
            Kami Jo (Jim) Moretti
                        London Moretti
            Kari Jo Van Kooten

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