Cora Van Houten Obituary

Cora L. Van Houten
Cora Van Houten
Cora L. Van Houten

October 11, 1938 - April 2, 2008
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Granger, IA
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Cora Van Houten, 69, died Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at Granger Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Granger. Funeral services will be held 10 am Saturday, April 5, 2008 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel, with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Cora was born October 11, 1938 in Des Moines to John and Hattie Oxley. She graduated from East High School and on August 28, 1963 she married William C. Van Houten. They lived in Des Moines until moving to Polk City in 1972 where she lived until moving to Grimes in 1995. Cora had worked for Kemin Industries, Ankeny Ford, Gingery Standard, Continental Western Life and retired from Smith's Sewer Service. She enjoyed spending time with family, cross stitching, flower gardening and spending time outdoors.

Cora is survived by her children, James D. (Judy) Van Houten of Des Moines, Jeff (Dianne) Van Houten of Grimes, Billie Jo (Kris) Hoskins of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Kelly (Steve) Gullion and Casey (Katie) Davis both of Norwalk, Bryce and Blake Van Houten of Grimes and Isaac and Adam Hoskins of Jefferson; four great grandchildren, Emma, C.J., Madison and Mary Kate; her siblings, LeRoy (Nancy) Oxley of Panora, Chuck (Sally) Oxley of Columbus, NE, Bob (Bobbie) Oxley of Burlington, WI, Cleo Immell of Grimes, Mary Bennett of Grimes, Wanda (Mike) Anderson of Des Moines and Karen (Craig) Miller of Newton. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her daughter, Deborah Jean Van Fleet.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Friday at Westover Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Hospice in Johnston.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, April 4, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
PENDING
PENDING, IA US PENDING
Saturday, April 5, 2008
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 Northeast 60th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
Saturday, April 5, 2008

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Iowa Hospice
5650 Johnston Drive, Suite E
Johnston, IA 50131