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Edna Rong

Edna G. Rong departed this life on October 28, 2012 at Clearview Home in Clearfield, Iowa at the age of 98 years 2 months and 19 days.
Edna was born the daughter of Walter and Callie (Griffith) Bailey on August 9, 1914 at the family home in rural Clearfield. She attended country school and graduated from Clearfield High School with the class of 1931. Growing up summers were full of visiting relatives and friends with her family which included brothers Gale, Cecil, and Addis and a sister Helen; all of whom predeceased her. She was united in marriage to Charles Wilbur Rong on July 4, 1935 in Indianola, Iowa. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 1995.
Edna and Wib made their home in Clearfield with the exception of a period from 1941 to 1945 when they lived in Vancouver, Washington. Edna, over the years, worked at Rong's Variety Store, Hy-Vee Food Store, Richey's Drug Store and as a bookkeeper at Rong's Pioneer Seedcorn Business. She was active in the Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Her real joy was her husband, family, and home. With Wilbur's passing in 1996, Edna continued to reside in the family home in Clearfield until she entered the Clearview Home in 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband; son Bill Rong in 2009; parents; and siblings.
Left to celebrate her life include her daughter Jane and husband Roger Bell of Atlantic, Iowa; daughter-in-law Janice Rong of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren Scott Rong and wife Dawn, John Rong and companion Hillary Lockard, Brett Bell, Lisa Holleran and husband Larry, Clint Bell and companion Tracy Helvie; great grandchildren John Rong, Rebecca Rong, Rachel Rong, Zoe Brinkley, and Sophia Bell; other relatives and friends.
A memorial fund has been established to the Clearfield United Methodist Church.

  • Visitation

    October 31, 2012
    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

    United Methodist Church

    Clearfield, IA

  • Funeral Service

    October 31, 2012
    10:30 AM

    United Methodist Church

    Clearfield, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday October 31 2012

    Clearfield Cemetery

    Clearfield, IA

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I remember both of your parents and Bill well. I especially enjoyed visiting with them when I worked at the filling station near your home many years ago. I was also Bill''s doctor for a few years. You come from a wonderful family that has a great heritage in Clearfield. I lost my dad a year ago and my mom is 90 and lives with my sister Sue in Kansas City. She continues to do well. I will be praying for God'' peace for all of you this evening.

Posted by Jim Blessman MD - Polk City, IA - Friend   November 01, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Edna was such a lovely person. I remember her beautiful smile and warm personality. I lived across the street from Edna and Wib for about a year or so.
They were a nice couple.

Posted by Jeannine Hampton - Leon, IA - Friend   October 31, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Cherish the memories, Jane. I just lost my mother last month after 91 years. Guess we are fortunate we had so many yrs with them.

Thinking of You,
Judy Smith

Posted by Judy Smith - Council Bluffs,, IA - Friend of Jane   October 30, 2012

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM