April 21, 1929 - May 25, 2015
Edna Ione Leyda, 86, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away May 25, 2015 at the Bloomfield Care Center. She was born April 21, 1929 in Savannah, Iowa to John Samuel and Nellie Oleta Brock Brunk. Ione was saved by grace and joined the old Mark Baptist Church as a young girl. She graduated from Bloomfield High School in 1946 with a teaching certificate and would teach in Mark, Iowa from 1947-1955. After 1955, she became a substitute teacher in Davis County for many years. On May 14, 1949 she married Robert Leyda in Salem, Arkansas. In 1957, Robert and Ione purchased a farm near Bloomfield and still live there today. She enjoyed painting china and was a member of the Ottumwa Area China Painters. She also collected antiques and loved to sing. Ione especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her husband, Robert; son, Jeffry (Debbie) Leyda of Bloomfield; daughter, Jana (Dean) Gooden of Pulaski, Iowa; four grandchildren, Erica McKay of Des Moines, Jared (Stephanie Bremer) Gooden of Pulaski, Ashley (Tom) Walkup, Kimberly Leyda both of Bloomfield; brother, Ronald (Patty) Brunk of Sun City, Arizona; brother-in-law, Max (Jeani) Leyda of Bloomfield; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John Brunk Jr., Donald Brunk; and a sister-in-law, Helen McWilliams. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Rev. Donna Olinger officiating. Cremation will follow the service with burial of the cremains at the IOOF Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. A memorial has been established in her name to the Davis County Dollars for Scholars.
Edna Ione Leyda, 86, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away May 25, 2015 at the Bloomfield Care Center. She was born April 21, 1929 in Savannah, Iowa to John Samuel and Nellie Oleta Brock Brunk. Ione was saved by grace and joined the old Mark... View Obituary & Service Information
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