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Luella Adkisson

Luella Kay Adkisson, daughter of Cecil & Vernice Pauline (Adams) Adkisson, was born July 17, 1944 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Luella graduated from Mount Ayr High School on May 24, 1963.

Following graduation, she worked for Pearl Kokesh at Kokesh Hardware in Diagonal, Iowa. Beginning in 1972 through 1979, Luella was store clerk and was involved with ordering and selling merchandise; bookkeeping and caring for Pearl.

Luella had a heart for nursing and she enrolled in the nursing program at Southwestern Community College; graduating with a Nurse Aide Certificate in October of 1981 and received her L.P.N. certificate on December 20, 1981. She was a nurse at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines and Mount Ayr Health Care Center in Mount Ayr.

Luella is a member of the Free Methodist Church in Mount Ayr for several years. She had a passion for Jesus and wanted to share her faith with people. She will be remembered for her kind heart and many acts of charity. In later years, Luella became a resident of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center and made it her home.

Luella passed away on January 30, 2017 after being admitted to the Ringgold County Hospital the day before. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Ronald Adkisson; her good friend Karen Woolheater; many aunts and uncles.

Survivors include her uncles Delbert Adams of Creston, Iowa and Willard Skinner of Omaha, Arkansas; aunts Leola Adams of Mount Ayr and Renabelle Adams of Knoxville, IA; John Woolheater of Creston, whom she helped raise with Karen Woolheater; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are to the American Diabetes Association.

Services: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Feb 4, 2017

Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa

Officiant: Rev. Charles Weiman

Open Viewing: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 3

Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa

Burial: Benton Cemetery - Benton, Iowa

Memorials: American Diabetes Association

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So sorry to hear of Luella's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. Linda Barber.

Linda Barber Feb 4 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry to learn of Luella's death. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. Jesus promised, "Do not be amazed at this, because all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out to a resurrection." John 5:28, 29.

Jim & Donna Adams Feb 3 2017 12:00 AM

we have been down many roads together.When no one else was there we was there for each other.Going to miss you and Dawn and I will always love you

John & Dawn Woolheater Jan 31 2017 12:00 AM