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Minnie L. Breckenridge

Minnie Lucille Sheldon Breckenridge was born March 28, 1926, in Diagonal, Iowa, and passed away Sunday, September 10th at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, Iowa, at the age of 91.

She was the daughter of Orville and Mary Steward Sheldon. The family moved to Mount Ayr during her grade school years and she graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1945.

After graduation, she worked as an operator for the telephone company. At a later time, she joined Billy in running the Breckenridge Store until it closed in 1991.

On August 17, 1947, she married Billy Breckenridge. To this union were born two children, Sally and Bill. They made their home in Tingley where she lived until health required her to move to Clearview Home at age 84.

Minnie loved her home, was a good cook, and especially good at growing plants. She loved watching the wrens and other birds from the deck of her lake home and enjoyed following sports on TV, especially the NBA. She was a 4-H leader when Sally was a member, a member of the Tingley Tea Club, and enjoyed participating in the couples' card club with Billy during their years in Tingley.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Billy, as well as her siblings (spouses): Glen (Mildred) Sheldon, Velma (Harris) Hill, Leo (Audrey) and Bob (Anne) Sheldon.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sally Drake (Phillip) of Medford, WI, and Bill (Diane) of Clive; grandchildren Tony Drake (Vickie), Andrew Drake (Rose), Arica Drake, Emily Lyons (Jason), and Andrea Amick (Aaron); great-grandchildren Lauren Niedemier (Jake), Dylan Drake, Conor Lyons, Owen Lyons, and Collins Amick as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Life Celebration Open House in memory of Minnie will be held Sunday, October 1st from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Tingley Community Building. Remembrance sharing will begin at 2:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the Tingley Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff of Clearview Home for their care and understanding during the past seven years.

Life Celebration Open House: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 2017
Remembrance Sharing: 2:30 p.m, Sunday, October 1, 2017
Tingley Community Center - Tingley, Iowa
Private Burial: Tingley Cemetery - Tingley, Iowa
In Lieu of Flowers Memorials: Tingley Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association

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So sorry to hear of Minnie's passing. Losing your mom is hard, no matter what age you are. I won't forget the many projects that Minnie and Terry worked on at her home in Tingley and the lake home. Terry had several of these wonderful ladies that called to talk to him and were lovingly referred to as "his girlfriends". Thinking of your family and praying you remember the good times and get together to share memories you have. Sympathies and hugs to all your family.

Fay Howie Sep 14 2017 12:00 AM