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Ione M.
Hartsock (Kemper)

November 13, 1922 – October 16, 2016

Ione Hartsock
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Obituary for Ione M. Hartsock (Kemper)

Ione M. Hartsock, 93, of Baker City, Oregon, formerly of Muscatine and Davenport, passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016, surrounded by family, at Settler’s Park Assisted Living in Baker City.

A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Nichols Life Tribute Funeral and Cremation Services, Muscatine, is caring for the arrangements.

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Ione Mae Kemper was born November 13, 1922, the daughter of Fred E. and Esther M. Yarck Kemper. She married Wayne L. Hartsock June 21, 1941, in Kahoka, MO.

She was a homemaker and devoted mother. In 1959, the family moved to Davenport to be closer to Wayne's job as a welder at the Oscar Mayer plant and she continued with her favorite job in the world, being a mother and grandmother. She was a doting grandma, hosting frequent sleepovers and driving grandkids all over the Quad Cities for pizza and fun. In 2013, she moved to Baker City, Oregon to be near her daughter, Janet, and became a resident at Settlers Park Assisted Living. There she was treated like family, by staff and caregivers, enjoying many outings and making many beloved friends. Ione had a zest for life and was always ready for an adventure. She loved playing cards, going to the casino, visiting her daughters farm and taking trips to the mountains. First and foremost, Ione was truly a people person, who gave and received love with enthusiasm. She is going to be very missed by all the lives she touched.

Those left to honor and cherish her memory include her children, Jerry (Sue) Hartsock of Lancaster, PA, Ted Hartsock of Omaha, NE, Marlene (Joe) Brown of Bettendorf, IA, Joyce (Bruce) Binning of Denison, IA, Janet (Bill) Pierce of Baker City, OR, Roxanne (Mark) Powell of Long Grove, IA, and Peggy White of Danville, IL; twenty-four grandchildren; forty-six great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne, one son, Don, and two brothers, Fred and Richard.

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Interment Information

Greenwood Cemetery
1814 Lucas St.
Muscatine, IA 52761