Orba Northway Obituary

Orba A. Northway
Orba A. Northway
Orba A. Northway

October 9, 2005
Born in Clark County, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Orba A. Northway, 84, died of a heart attack Sunday, October 9, 2005 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Orba was born in Clark County, IA and lived in Des Moines for over 40 years. She was a member of Foursquare Church and enjoyed crafts, keeping a diary, collecting salt and pepper shakers and caring for animals. She was "Grandma Orba" not only to her own family but to the whole neighborhood, and the coffee pot was always on for family and friends to stop by and visit.

Orba is survived by her two sons, Raymond (Judy) Stock of Des Moines and William (Charlene) Stock of Centerville; stepchildren, Kenneth (Delores) Northway, Jack (Linda) Northway and Tina (Art) Vandermark all of Des Moines; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Northway; parents, William and Sarah Black; brother, Raymond Black; sister, Arlena Phillips; stepson, Bill Northway; stepdaughter, Elaine McClain; and two grandsons Rick Stock and Kenny Northway, Jr.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Grandview Park Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Berean Assembly of God Church.





Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, October 13, 2005
10:30 AM
Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
7601 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA US 50321
Thursday, October 13, 2005


Berean Assembly of God Church
5225 East University
Pleasant Hill, IA