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Iona L. Lenning

March 24, 1927 November 27, 2018
Iona L. Lenning
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Obituary for Iona L. Lenning

Iona L. Lenning, age 91, of Ames, passed away on November 27, 2018 at Accura Healthcare of Ames.

Friends may call from 5-7:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at the Adams Funeral Home in Ames. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Ames. Burial will be in the Ames Municipal Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Bethesda Lutheran Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Adams Funeral Home and online condolences may be left for the family at

Born on March 24, 1927, on a farm near Story City, Iowa, Iona was the daughter of Miles and Jeanette (Wierson) Thorson. She graduated from Story City High School in 1945. Iona was united in marriage to Jerral “Jerry” Lenning on September 28, 1946 at Immanual Lutheran Church in Story City. Iona worked in the Lunch Program in the Ames School District. She was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church where she assisted in church circles. Iona enjoyed playing cards and going to coffee club. She lived for her family, and supported all of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren’s activities.

Iona is survived by her daughters: Sheryl Corwin of Ankeny, Debbie (Lynn) Ballard of Cedar Rapids, Colleen (Steve) Grover of Waterloo; a son-in-law, Steve Clark of Ohio; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jerry; a daughter, Laura Jean Clark; a grandson, Jeramie Grover; a son-in-law, Don Corwin; her sisters: Maxine (Milo) Hovick and Mazel (Don) Johnson; and her brothers: Jeffery (Betty) Thorson, Onel (Leora) Thorson, and Arle (Pat) Thorson.

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5:00 PM 11/29/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/29/2018 7:00:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home

502 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

Adams Funeral Home
502 Douglas Avenue Ames 50010 Iowa
United States

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10:30 AM 11/30/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 11/30/2018 11:15:00 AM
Bethesda Lutheran Church (Ames)

1517 Northwestern Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

Bethesda Lutheran Church (Ames)
1517 Northwestern Avenue Ames 50010 Iowa
United States

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