Ora Packard Obituary

Ora Ellen Packard
Ora Packard
Ora Ellen Packard

August 12, 1936 - July 23, 2009
Born in Morrison County, Minnesota
Resided in Madrid, IA
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Ora Ellen Packard, 72, passed from this life on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the Madrid Home in Madrid. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 27, in the Sanborn Memorial Chapel at the Madrid Home. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Madrid.

Ora was born on August 12, 1936 in Morrison County, Minnesota, to Scott R. and Anna (Krause) Packard. She moved into the Madrid Home nearly 35 years ago and became well known to all the residents and staff. Ora was very special and loved people. She often made rounds and visited all the residents and staff daily, talking to everyone. Ora enjoyed sitting in the Main Lobby, welcoming all who came to the Madrid Home for a visit. She had a special love for teddy bears and purses. In her earlier years, Ora did placement work through the Madrid Home, sorting cans at the Boone Facility. She has been a permanent fixture at the Madrid Home and will be greatly missed by all of the staff and residents and all who knew and loved her.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her sister, Ardis Heidebrink and her husband, Jake of Madrid; four nieces, Penny Heidebrink of Madrid, Jeannette Packard of Pennsylvania, Evelyn Packard of Charles City, IA and Martha Packard of Las Vegas, NV; one nephew, Jeff Heidebrink and his wife Betty of Des Moines; great nieces and great nephews including Jacquelyn Heidebrink of Madrid and Donald Heidebrink of Des Moines; her extended family at the Madrid Home; and several cousins. Ora was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Hugh Packard.

The family will greet friends from 8:30 a.m. until the service time on Monday, in the Sanborn Memorial Chapel at the Madrid Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madrid Home.


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Madrid Home Sanborn Chapel
Madrid, IA US
Monday, July 27, 2009
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Madrid Home Sanborn Chapel
Madrid, IA US
Monday, July 27, 2009
10:00 AM
Mount Hope Cemetery
Madrid, IA US 50156
Monday, July 27, 2009