IN MEMORY OF
LEONA M. VER MEER
October 9, 1924
October 20, 2017
10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 25, 2017
First Reformed Church Boyden, Iowa
Rev. David Poppen Officiating
After 5:oopm Tuesday, October 24, 2017
with the family present from 6:00 7:30 P.M.
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Boyden, Iowa
I Wont Have to Cross Jordan Alone
Sung by: Rev. David Poppen
Nearer My God To Thee
Sung by: Greg Moret
Accompanist: Mary Jo Huls
Face to Face #549
He The Pearly Gates Instrumental
Organist: Janice Sneller
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Andrea Ver Meer Jozlyn Ver Meer
Anthony Ver Meer Marcus Ver Meer
Michael Ver Meer Nicholas Tenekedes
Christian Tenekedes Grant Ver Meer
Katrina Wingers Megan Riepma
Taylor Ver Meer
FINAL RESTING PLACE
9:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 25, 2017
at the Sheridan Township Cemetery
After todays service, relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home Boyden, Iowa
LEONA M. VER MEER
Leona Mae Ver Meer, the daughter of Hubert and Lena (Verrips) Kleyne, was born October 9, 1924 in Boyden, Iowa. She attended country school and graduated from the Boyden High School in 1942. She went on to further her education by attending nurses training in Iowa City, Iowa. On March 5, 1947, she was united in marriage to John R. Ver Meer in Boyden, Iowa. After their marriage, the couple farmed northeast of Boyden. John preceded her in death on August 30, 2009 in Sheldon. Leona moved to Spencer, Iowa in August of 2013 to be closer to her daughter, Ellen. Leona passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Highland Apartments in Spencer, reaching the age of 93 years and 11 days.
She was a long-time member of the First Reformed Church in Boyden and more recently the Hope Reformed Church of Spencer with a heart for giving. She wore many hats during her lifetime as a daughter, sister, sister-in-law and wife. Her career was to provide a loving and nurturing home to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a penchant for the power of words and loved playing games.
Leona leaves to cherish her memory, her five children, Bradley (Linn) Ver Meer of Overland Park, KS; Ellen Riepma of Spencer, IA; Rebecca (Nick) Tenekedes of Chuluota, FL; Bruce (Sheryl) Ver Meer of Rock Island, IL; James (Karla) Ver Meer of Colorado Springs, CO; 11 grandchildren, Michael Ver Meer; Katrina Wingers; Megan Riepma; Nicholas and Christian Tenekedes; Grant, Taylor, Anthony, Marcus, Andrea and Jozlyn Ver Meer; 7 great-grandchildren, a sister, Esther Ver Meer of Sheldon; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents, a son-in-law, Dennis Riepma; and 2 sisters, Wilma Brink and Margaret Ver Meer.
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor
depend on God; he is my mighty rock,
my refuge. Trust in him at all times,
you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62: 5-8