Mrs. Iona Hemmerling, 95, of Purdy, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010 at Benchmark Healthcare of Monett. She was born on March 11, 1915 in Purdy, Mo. to Theodore and Minnie (Ritzauer) Meister.
Iona was united in marriage to Fred Hemmerling on Feb. 15, 1942 in Purdy. He preceded her in death on Nov. 3, 1984.
Iona was a homemaker and a member of the St. John's Stones Prairie Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie near Purdy, Mo.
Iona is survived by two sons: William Hemmerling, of Pleasant Hill, Mo. and David Hemmerling, of Flat Rock, Indiana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Iona was preceded in death by her parents and husband, along with siblings Raymond Meister and Anita Bottore.
Visitation will be on Monday Nov. 15, 2010 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the St. John's Stones Prairie Lutheran Church at Stones Prairie, with services to follow at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at the St. John's Cemetery.
Online condolences can be made at www.bennettwormington.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home Monett, Missouri.