|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1929|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 2012|
Irma J. Alphs, 83, of Britt, passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at Westview Care Center in Britt.
Funeral services for Irma Alphs will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 17, at the Church of the Nazarene, 195 Second St. S.W., in Britt, with Pastor John Paulus officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt.
Visitation will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Sept. 16, at Ewing Funeral Chapel, 178 Center Street West, in Britt, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Irma Jean Alphs, the daughter of Harm and Aletta (Meyer) Eden, was born on July 22, 1929, in rural Woden. She grew up in the Woden area, attended country school and graduated from Woden High School in 1946. After she graduated, Irma went to the Iowa State Teacher's College and received her teaching certificate.
Irma was united in marriage to Donald Alphs on Nov. 25, 1947, at the Woden Christian Reformed Church. The couple made their home on a farm southwest of Woden where they raised their three children. Irma taught at country schools for about five years before dedicating her efforts to helping Donald on the farm.
Irma was a member at the Church of the Nazarene in Britt where she taught Sunday school. She loved to cook, bake, sew, do darning work and garden. Irma was known as one of the best cooks in the area and even had a couple of newspaper articles written telling of her wonderful skills.
Irma is survived by her husband of 65 years, Donald, of Britt; two children, Connie (David) Spear of White, Ga., and Michael John (Deb) Alphs of Britt; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; two brothers-in-law; five sisters-in-law; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son. Robert Alphs.
Ewing Funeral Chapel, Britt, 641-843-3839, www.ewingfh.com.
Robert Gene Alphs (1948 - 1991)*
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