Evea “Eve” M. Stainbrook

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Fairbank-Evea “Eve” Mina Krueger Stainbrook,99 formerly of Fairbank died Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at ABCM Rehabiltation Centers of Indpendence-East.

Services will be Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Visitation will be on Sunday December 16 from 3-7 pm at the funeral home, and for one hour before services at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Cedar Valley Hospice.

She was born June 8, 19103 near Jesup, Iowa the daughter of Albert Henry and Dora Elizabeth Ferch Krueger. She graduated from Pitze’s Beauty school in 1932. As a beautician, she owned and operated shops in Independence and Fairbank for 76 years. In 1934 she married Neil Lane and they were later divorced. She married Lawrence Stainbrook in 1945, they farmed near Fairbank. Lawrence died in 1975. In 1998 she was chosen by KCRG-TV as one of “9 who care” for outstanding volunteer work. Her civic and charitable contributions included 50 year member of the Fairbank Tourist Club, Commercial Club, American Auxillary and St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a tireless worker, who gave generously to her family, her church and her community.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Betsy Bryant of El Cerrito, CA. two grandsons, David Lane of San Diego, CA. and Neil LAne of Seattle WA. A granddaughter-in-law Amalia Lane and two great-grandsons, Tomas and Felipe Lane of El Cerritto, CA. a sister-in-law, Ruth Krueger of Sherwood, AK. a brother-in-law Robert Lehman of Dubuque. Also nieces and nephews, Kent Yeager, Mark, Brian and Grant Lehman, Lynda Hoiltz, Barb Nash, Jan Neal, Merle Krueger, Don and Richard Mease.

She was preceded in death by her son, George Lane in 2006, three brothers, William (in infancy), Thomas and Delmar Krueger and two sisters, Dorothy Yeager Lehman and Edith Mease.

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ALBERT L. (RED) AVIS

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Cedar Rapids-Albert ‘Red” L. Avis, 74, of Cedar Rapids passed  away peacefully December 8, 2012 from a short battle with melanoma cancer.  He never complained

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Woods Funeral Home in Fairbank, Iowa with graveside services following at Immaculate Conception Cemetery.

He was born January 3,at Independence, Iowa, the son of Clarence and Helen Avis.

He married Janet Shields June 2, 1962 at Immaculate Conception Church, Fairbank, Iowa.

Albert retired from Quaker Oats May 1996 after 38 years.

Albert is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janet, daughters, Diane and Susan of Cedar Rapids, a brother Charles (Judy) Avis of Todville and mother in-law Vi Shields of Oelwein,

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ronald.

He enjoyed visiting with people, mushroom hunting, fishing and going to the casino.

Memorials may be directed to the family or St. Lukes Hospice.

The family would like to thank Dr. Warren and St Lukes Hospice for his care.

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MYRTLE W. BETTS

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FAIRBANK: Myrtle Betts died Wednesday December, 5, 2012 at Oelwein Care center of natural causes.

She was born November 10, 1912 in Oelwein, Ia. the daughter of Elmer and Edith (Goeller) Cummings.

Myrtle worked as a cook at the Hometown Cafe in Fairbank for many years and the she was a cook for the Fairbank Elementery School for 23 years.

She is survived by one son, Howard (Suzanne) Betts of Riverside, California, one daughter, Karen Betts of Fairbank, one grandson, Kory (Kimberli) Betts of Cedar Rapids and four great-grandsons; Joshua, Ryan, Austin and Nicholas. She is also survived by a guardian daughter Mildred (Glen) Larson of Astoria, Ok. and seven guardian grandchildren; Steve, Lynette, David, Roberta, Mike, Kevin and Dan. Along with several guardian great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband,three sisters; Martha Bradley, Esther Theisen and Vera Lehmkul and one brother Lawrence Cummings and one guardian daughter Mary Niebuhr, one guardian grand-daughter; Glenda Larson and one guardian grandson, Darrel Niebuhr

Services will be on Monday December 10 @ 10:30 am at the United Methodist Church in Fairbank. Visitation will be on Sunday December 9 from 4-7 pm at the funeral home and for one hour before sevices at the church. Inurnment will be in the Fairbank Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

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