Wanda E. Jeys, 88, of Le Mars, died Wednesday, July 21, 2004, at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center in Le Mars.
Wanda Elfreda Thompson was born Sept. 19, 1915, the daughter of Clarence C. and Artie Viola Thompson on the family farm near Webster City. Wanda attended and was graduated from Webster City High School. She was united in marriage to Byron Dale Jeys on Jan. 4, 1936 in Webster City. Wanda and Byron lived in Webster City until 1951 when they moved to Le Mars.
Wanda enjoyed being active in the lives of her children. She had participated in P.T.A., Sunday School, Scouts, 4-H, and Rainbow Girls. In later years, she bowled with the Tuesday Coffee League and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Wanda had been a member of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and was also a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem. She had also been an Avon representative for years.
Her husband Byron died in February 1996. She later moved to Park Place Estates and in March of 2002 made her home at the Brentwood Good Samaritan Center.
Survivors include her four children, Janeen Morel of Des Moines, Byron LeRoy Jeys of Malawi, Africa, Rosemary and her husband Larry Radloff of Le Mars, Virginia and her husband Mark Pulver of Greenwood, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Christopher Radloff, Cory Radloff, Carrie Radloff, Joseph Morel, Nicolette Morel, Moriah Howard, Jennifer Smith and Jan Oden; 11 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Peyton, and Madison Radloff, Cameron and Miranda Howard, Ryan and Owen Smith, Charlotte, Kelum, Mary and Jack Oden; and a sister, Dorothy Anderson of Stanhope.
She was preceded in death by her husband Byron in February 1996; a daughter Geraldine in May 1955, and two grandsons, George Byron Jeys in December 1977 and Caleb Pulver in February 2002.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with Mrs. Barbara Larson of the Christian Science Society in Sioux City leading the service. Interment will be in Memorial Cemetery. Visitations will be after 2 p.m. Friday at the Carlsen Funeral Home with the family present after 6:30 p.m. to greet friends, followed by a 7:30 p.m. Order of the Eastern Star Service.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren.