|Birth: ||Nov. 11, 1918|
|Death: ||May 11, 2010|
DeElda B. Galloway, daughter of Rueben C. and Amy B. Conkey Blake, was born November 11, 1918, near Oelwein. She graduated from Oelwein High School and Upper Iowa University in 1969. On January 14, 1939, she was united in marriage with Hugh H. Galloway. In her early married life, she and her husband made their home in the Aladdin addition of Waterloo and DeElda was employed at Wheeler Motor Company. She was a charter member of Grace Reformed Church. The couple moved from the Waterloo area in 1957 to a farm in Fayette County near Sumner. After graduating from Upper Iowa, DeElda taught school in the Wapsie Valley and Sumner Schools. Mr. Galloway's death occurred on August 15, 1977.
On November 30, 1979, DeElda was married to Nelson Converse. His death occurred on October 30, 1986, and after Nelson's death, DeElda moved to Oelwein and then to Wickenburg, Arizona.
Due to failing health, DeElda returned to Iowa a short time ago and made her home at her granddaughter's residence in Waverly. Her death occurred there on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, from natural causes. She was 91 years old.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Rita) Galloway of Dike and Ralph (Maureen) Galloway of Burlington; two daughters, Joyce (Roland) Baack of Canton, Michigan and Annette (James) Swift of Colorado Springs, Colorado; thirteen grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one sister, Marion (James) Euchner of Cedar Falls.
In addition to two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Jean, Mrs. Albert Pagel of Sumner; and one brother, Richard Blake.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Faith Evangelical Church in Sumner with Rev. Luke Hettinger officiating. Friends may call from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 14, 2010, at Faith Evangelical Church in Sumner and for one hour preceding services at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at Wilson Grove Cemetery in Sumner.
Becker Milnes Funeral Home
Rueben Cornelius Blake (1891 - 1982)
Amy Belle Conkey Wagner (1895 - 1993)
Hugh H Galloway (1915 - 1977)
Nelson Forrest Converse (1914 - 1986)
Jean H. Galloway Pagel (1943 - 2003)*
Wilson Grove Cemetery
Created by: Diane Zabel
Record added: Mar 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35254639
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