Celia Kooiker

Celia L. Kooiker, age 85, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at the Longview Care Center in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Celia was born May 15, 1926 in Aurelia, Iowa to Bill and Abbey (Root) Richardson. She was married to Elmer B. Kooiker, February 25, 1948 in Rock Valley, Iowa. They resided in the Crescent and Missouri Valley areas since 1964. Elmer passed away September 23, 2008. Celia enjoyed bingo, shopping, crocheting, baking apple pies and canning. Survivors include her daughters: Rhonda and husband Ronald Nordby of Missouri Valley, Cherie Hauser of Rock Springs, Wyoming., Loma and husband Ron Green of Montour, Iowa, Garla and husband Stefan Splittgerber of Modale, Iowa and Mardrana Driver of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sons, Ralph Kooiker of Loveland, Iowa, Rockie Kooiker and friend Sally Ellis of Kirkman, Iowa; twenty four grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren. Celia was preceded in death by her parents, husband Elmer, daughter Brenda Lee Lynch, grandson Randy Allan, son-in-law Dale Driver. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Eagles Club in Missouri Valley following the committal service. In Loving Memory Of Celia L. Kooiker Born May 15, 1926 Aurelia, Iowa Entered Into Rest December 27, 2011 Missouri Valley, Iowa Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2011 Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Brad Meyer Music Selections “The Old Rugged Cross” “How Great Thou Art” “Tears In Heaven” Honorary Bearers Ryan Kooiker James Driver Todd Nordby Jason Driver Brian Kooiker Terry Kooiker Nicholas Clark Ronald Green Jr. Brandon Camden Casket Bearers Todd Stevens Brad Herman Jeremy Briggs Terry Johnson Joshua Hauser Jonathan Hauser Final Resting Place Branson Cemetery – Loveland, Iowa

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