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Roena F. Dredge

Roena Faye (Reynolds) Dredge was born May 15, 1932 to Merle and Gladys (McCarty) Reynolds. She was united in marriage to Junior Dredge on July 31, 1948. To this union four children were born Duane Allen, Donna June, Dawnette Jean and Dan Arion.

While living on the farm Roena enjoyed having a large garden and canning her produce in the fall. She enjoyed her house in town which she and Junior moved to in 2002. She took great pride in her flowers and was always willing to plant more. They enjoyed Christmas Eve every year and having the house full of kids and grandchildren. There was always a pot of coffee for whoever would stop by. On Sunday they would travel to Redding to listen to country music. Roena passed away June 1, 2018 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Left to cherish her memory are her four children, Duane (Meredith) Dredge, Donna (Dick) Elliott both of Mount Ayr, Dawnette (Danny) VanLaar of Winterset and Dan (Aimee) Dredge of Monroe; grandchildren Leslie Dredge Murphy (Jared), Clint (Allison) Dredge, Adam (Katrina) Dredge, all of Mount Ayr, Morgan Dredge of Des Moines, Dennis (Sammi) Elliott of Benton, Brad (Abby) Elliott of Mount Ayr, Matt (Alyssa) VanLaar of Ames, Ryan VanLaar, Tyson VanLaar, Drew (Stacey) VanLaar all of Winterset, Tyler Dredge and Nicholas Dredge of Monroe; great-grandchildren, Rhett and Zachary Murphy, Colton and Adley Dredge, Adalynn and Tarynn Dredge all of Mount Ayr, Maci and Cameron Elliott of Benton, Alice and John Elliott of Mount Ayr, Taytum and Teagon VanLaar of Ames; sisters Ramona Brand of Mount Ayr, Dorothy Campbell of Fremont, Neb.; sister-in-law Shari Reynolds; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Junior on March 31, 2015; parents-in-law Arlen and Arzetta Dredge; brothers John Reynolds in infancy, Burl (Delores) Reynolds, Frank Reynolds, Ronald Reynolds; sisters Jean (Edgar) Robertson, Ginger (Raymond) Gaule; brothers-in-law Clyde Brand and Dick Campbell.

Services: 10:30 am - Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – United Methodist Church, Mount Ayr

Officiant: Rev. Melvin Ammon

Open Viewing: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mon. June 4 – United Methodist Church, Mount Ayr

Family Present: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Mon. June 4 – United Methodist Church, Mount Ayr

Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, Iowa

Memorials: In her name to be decided later

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Sorry to read about your mom. Now she and your dad are together. I know you have lots of good memories to share. Prayers are with all of you. God will see you through this difficult time.

Paula Webb Jun 5 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for the loss you are dealing with the loss of Roena. She was a wonderful neighbor just wish I could have gotten to know her better. She will be missed.

CINDY DUGAN Jun 3 2018 12:00 AM