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Rose Hill Cemetery Blockton
Thursday May 30th, 2019

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Rose Hill Cemetery Blockton
Thursday May 30th, 2019

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Joe Everhart

Joseph Raymond Everhart was born April 21, 1942 to William Ezra and Mary Iva (Weatherman) Everhart at a farmhouse in Bedison, Missouri.  He attended Udora Country School from first grade to eighth grade.  He then attended high school at Quitman for ninth and tenth grade and later attended Clearmont for eleventh and twelfth grade and graduated in 1960.  He was baptized in the Methodist Church.  He was the youngest of 9 children.

Joe met his wife, Linda Johnson, at a barn dance in rural Bedford and they were married June 1, 1963 at the Blockton Methodist Church.  To this union, two daughters were born: Valerie Dee and Carla Jo.

Joe worked as a cook at a hotel in Clarinda after high school.  He later worked various jobs such as construction, building bridges and roads, running heavy equipment, worked on the railroad as a machine operator for the Chicago Northwestern, became an MFA fertilizer plant manager, farmed at home, and finally worked as a correctional officer in Clarinda and Maryville.

Joe never met a stranger and would always greet you with a smile, a fun-loving personality, and a peppermint.  He was known for his wonderful bear hugs and “whisker rubs”.  He loved his friends, family and his special pet, Sissy, dearly.  He was a 54-year member of the Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed his music, where he loved to sing, dance, and play his guitar, especially at family gatherings.  Joe would enjoy the outdoors where he would go golfing, fishing and hunting.  He could be found reading a western book or playing card games with his friends and family.  Farming was not only an occupation for Joe but a passion.

Joe was a hard-working, outgoing man.  He will be missed by his family and his many friends.  We will miss his laughter, his love, his hugs, and his relentless teasing.  

Joe passed away at his home in Athelstan, Iowa with family by his side. He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Mary Everhart; parents-in-law Carl and Helen Johnson; brothers William Everhart, Jr., Jesse Everhart and Robert Everhart; sisters Anna Mae Banks, Ermil Vance, and Irene Nelson; brothers-in-law Jim Lawrence, Doyle Lawrence, and Ivan Groff; nieces and nephews Brian Lawrence, David Everhart, and Jeannie Vorhies.

Joe is survived by his wife Linda of the home; daughters Valerie (J.D.) Hensley of Lenox and Carla (Ken) Boenish of Winter Park, Colorado; grandchildren Callin (Nika) Cummings, Autumn (Chris) Carparelli, Eric (Kylie) Hensley, Lauren Hensley, and Jared Hensley; great-grandchildren Rayne Cummings and Nelli Carparelli; brother Eldon (Barb) Everhart; sister Phyllis Morrison; sisters-in-law Marvel Melvin and Sharon Groff; brother-in-law Rick (Alice) Johnson and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services: 4:00 p.m.-Thurs., May 30, 2019 at Rose Hill Cemetery – Blockton, IA

Officiant: Rev Tim Maxa

Visitation: Non scheduled   

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery – Blockton, IA

Memorials: In his name to be decided

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A Small Spathiphyllum was sent by Austin and Cacey Quick on May 29, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Linda and girls know he is missed your family and ours have had lots of good times Joe and dad are in heaven catching up

kathy quick May 29 2019 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss Phyllis and family. We are sending up prayers.

Kathy and Bill Morrison May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Valarie so sorry to hear about your dad passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family

Linda Hintz May 29 2019 12:00 AM

Your eathly purpose has been fulfilled and you've been called home. For you I am happy but for those of us left behind there remains a gaping hole in our hearts as life will never be the same without you. So many loving and wonderful memories I will cherish. I will always remember your hugs....they might tear my earrings out or break a necklace but by golly I knew I'd been hugged by you and felt your love. You teased me to no end and made me laugh. It's not goodbye Uncle Joe it's until we meet again. Give all our heavenly family members a big hug and all our love and some day soon we will all be reunited. Aunt Linda, Valerie, Carla Jo & family, I will not be there for the vistation or services, however, I will be present in spirit. Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy to you all. I am so blessed to have had Uncle Joe in my life...I celebrate his life, his love, all that he was, and the part of him that lives on in you and his grandkids. May the love of family and friends surround you and God grant you His perfect peace during this time of loss.

Kathy Nelson Vaughan May 28 2019 12:00 AM

To my Uncle Joe . We love you and will miss you. Thoughts and prayers to Aunt Linda Valarie family and Carla family. Love you all

Janet Hoover May 27 2019 12:00 AM