Eva Vesper

Eva Dean Vesper age 86, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020. Eva was born December 9, 1933 in Coalfield, Tennessee to Howard and Mattie (Smith) Justice. She graduated from Friendsville, Tennessee High School, married Robert Duane Vesper May 4, 1957 in Angola, Indiana, Robert passed away September 11, 2013. Eva was a member of the First Lutheran Church, Life member of DAV, VFW Auxiliary. Preceded in death by her husband Robert Vesper, grandson James R. Vesper, parents, two sisters, four brothers.

Eva is survived by her children James Vesper and wife Debbie of Audubon, Iowa, Robert Vesper and wife Susan of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Linda Hansen, Johann Vesper, Roberta Hoagland and husband Jeff, Joshua Vesper all of Missouri Valley, Iowa, ten grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren, brother Buddy Justice and wife Betty, sisters, Nora Jean Cox, Mary Ruth Justice, Gail McMillan and husband Bruce, Alma, Hazel, numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made out to the family.

Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.

In Loving Memory of Eva Dean Vesper

Born December 9, 1933 Coalfield, Tennessee

Entered Into Rest May 29, 2020 Missouri Valley, Iowa

Celebration of Life Service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Kim Nelson

Honorary Bearers


Music Selections

“Remember When” “White Lightnin”

“When I Get To Where I’m Going” “My Tennessee Mountain Home”

Final Resting Place Gramkow-Vesper Cemetery Avon, South Dakota



  • Terry L Nelson and Cheryl Nelson Posted June 2, 2020 3:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Gail Justice McMillan Posted June 2, 2020 7:43 pm

    To all my nieces and nephews: Sorry I can’t be there for the services but so glad we got to visit earlier in the year. I know this is a difficult time right now for everyone. Praying for y’all….

  • Mary Ruth Justice Posted June 3, 2020 4:01 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sorry that I cannot attend her service but so happy that I was able to visit with her along with her family while she was able to enjoy our visit. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  • Betty and Buddy Justice Posted June 3, 2020 5:38 pm

    Sorry we won’t be with you all for the services, but we will be thinking of you. So glad we got to visit earlier, love you all.

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