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Lois Northup



Lois Irene Northup, 87, died Friday, November 4, 2016, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.  She was born August 24, 1929 in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of William and Lillian Mincks Leffler.  She attended school in Floris. On January 13, 1951, she married Sherman Franklin Northup in Killeen, Texas.  After Sherm returned from service, they lived in Davenport and moved to Sigourney in 1955.  She was dedicated to raising her children and caring for Sherm following his stroke in 1972.  She enjoyed flowers, baking buttermilk brownies and loved her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sherman on November 5, 1999, two brothers, William and Richard Leffler, two sisters Fern Staats and an infant Lillie Maxine Leffler.

She is survived by her children, Larry (Linda) Northup, Sigourney, IA, Carol (John) Stutzman, Sigourney, IA, Jim (Anita) Northup, Tipton, IA, Don (Tammy) Northup, Sigourney, IA, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 8. 2016, at the Holm Funeral Home.

Burial Garrett Cemetery near Delta Iowa

Visitation Monday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

A memorial fund has been established.


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