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Lora Utterback


  Lora M. Utterback, 94, of Sigourney, died January 30, 2014 at the Sigourney Care Center. She was born August 7, 1919 to William Henry and Florence Hayes Wilkening South of Sigourney.   She attended Sigourney High School for 3 years and she received her High School Equivalence Diploma in November 1982 at the age of 63. On June 3, 1939 she married Willard Elliott “Pood” Utterback in Sigourney.  Lora did housework for people while her husband was in Army. She also worked for the Red Cross doing filing.  She was a member of the Methodist Church, taught High School Sunday School and sang in the choir. Lora started a class called Young at Heart for those over 62 years old, which she prepared a meal once a month.  She volunteered at the Manor House for 25 years where she led group singing.  Lora was the manger of the Sigourney High School hot lunch program for over 15 years. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren, cooking, raising flowers and working with her husband of 63 years in the garden.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Willard on November 13, 2006       one grandson Doug Hadley, one great-grandson Gabe Hadley, four brothers Richard, Dale, Rex and Billy Wilkening, two sisters Kate Goeldner and Alma Conner.
  Survivors are daughters Barbara (Pat) Clarahan of Montrose, Sue (Carl) Hadley of Packwood, Katie (Alan) Beach Magna, Utah , two sons Willard “Poodie” (Chrissy) Utterback and Daniel (Gidget) Utterback both of Sigourney, 15 grandchildren, 27 great- grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

 Funeral Service:  Monday 10:00 A.M. February 3, 2014 United Methodist Church, Sigourney. Visitation: Sunday   4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Holm Funeral Home
Burial: Pennington Cemetery near Sigourney.
Memorials may be made to Sigourney Care Center Activity Fund or American Heart Assoc.



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