Lurene Neff Obituary

Lurene M. (Fink) Neff
Lurene Neff
Lurene M. (Fink) Neff

August 31, 1919 - November 9, 2014
Born in Beaman, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Lurene Monelva (Fink) Neff, 95, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Urbandale Health Care Center, following a stroke. She was born August 31, 1919, on a farm near Beaman, Iowa, to parents Clyde and Lucynda Fink.

After graduating from Beaman High School in 1936, she went on to complete the program at the Marshalltown Business College, where she would meet her future husband, Wilford Neff. After graduating, Lurene worked at the Iowa Electric Light and Power Company in Marshalltown. Lurene married Wilford Neff on March 18, 1945, while he was home on leave from the US Navy.

The Neffs moved to Des Moines in 1954 where they would raise a family of four children. After her children were in school, Lurene worked at American Republic Insurance Company, then at Des Moines Brokerage for more than 20 years.In addition to being a loving, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Lurene was active in White Shrine and was a 50-year member of Grace United Methodist Church.

Lurene is survived by her children Dennis (Rebecca) Neff of Glenwood, Iowa, Denise Neff of Urbandale, Iowa, Darlene (Tom) Gayman of Urbandale, Iowa, and Daryl Neff (Marty Vickers) of Ankeny, Iowa; 9 grandchildren, Kelsey (Mike) Gillespie, Greg Gayman, Ryan (Amanda) Neff, Matt (Kelsi) Gayman, Josh Neff, Alex Neff, Ashley Neff, Sam Neff, and Heather Neff; and great-grandson William Gillespie.

Lurene was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years Wilford Neff, parents, Clyde and Lucynda Fink, and brothers, Lawrence and Donald Fink.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Grace United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 12 at Iles Westover Chapel. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m., Thursday at Albion Cemetery, Albion, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, 3700 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50311.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Grace United Methodist Church
3700 Cottage Grove
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Thursday, November 13, 2014
10:00 AM
Albion Cemetery
Albion, IA US
Thursday, November 13, 2014
1:30 PM