Grace Harriet Riekens

Grace Riekens, 87, of Kanawha passed away Sunday, November 29, 2009 at the Kanawha Community Home.

Funeral services for Grace Riekens will be held on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Wright Christian Reformed Church in rural Kanawha with Pastor Daniel Lindley officiating. Burial will be in Wright Christian Reformed Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. and continue one hour prior to services at the church.

Grace Harriet Riekens, the daughter of John and Sophie (Ruiter) Riekens, was born on December 1, 1921 on the family farm near Kanawha. She was raised in the Kanawha area attending country schools and graduating from Kanawha High School.

After graduation, Grace went to the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls and then to Central College in Pella. She returned to the Kanawha area and taught in several country schools. Grace also worked in the kitchen at the Kanawha Nursing Home for 20 years.

Grace was a lifetime member of the Wright Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed writing poetry and submitting it to the Kanawha Reporter. Grace was very generous with her time and limited funds when it came to her family.

Grace is survived by her sister Oralene Christians of Kanawha; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.



Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Where: Ewing Funeral Home – Kanawha
118 East 2nd Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Wright Christian Reformed Church
1730 130th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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