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 Adella Marie <I>Ullerich</I> Mathers

Adella Marie Ullerich Mathers

Victor, Iowa County, Iowa, USA
Death 18 Mar 2017 (aged 89)
Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, USA
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 177500577 · View Source
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Family visitation for Adella Marie Mathers, 96, a Hereford resident will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at Parkside Chapel Funeral Home. Services will be scheduled at a later time in DeKalb, Illinois. Mrs. Mathers passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Hereford.

Adella Marie Ullerich was born May 27, 1920 to William Alfred Henry and Emma Ida Hilda Ullerich at her home in Victor, Iowa where her Aunt Anna officiated in the birth. She was 1937’s Van Horn High School’s valedictorian in Van Horn, Iowa. She Graduated in 1939 from Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She met and married C.K. “Jo” Mathers on August 7, 1941 in Van Horne, Iowa. She continued her education and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1965. Mrs. Mathers became a teacher at Maple Park, Illinois until retiring in 1974.

Adella loved to travel, and visited Australia, Hawaii, Europe, Israel, and Alaska with her friends. She loved watching her children and grandchildren, they will forever have her in their hearts as “Gramma Della”. She will be remembered by her family as being very crafty and talented. She liked to sew, quilt, and fish. She was also very helpful to her family and caring for others, she never complained.

She is survived by her two daughters, Billie Joe and husband Warren of Hereford, Susan Lockwood and husband Dave of Guttenberg, Iowa; one brother, Waldo Ullerich and wife Margie of Kahului, Hawaii; one daughter-in-law Julie Cole and husband Chuck of Rochelle, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Heather Cole and husband Bill of Norfolk, VI, Andrew Gee and wife Kim, of Hereford, Tim Gee and wife Michele of Dimmitt, David Lockwood and wife April of Gilbert, IL. Danielle Tull and husband Dave of Oswego, IL, and Marri Michalski and husband Him of Hinkley, IL; 19 great grandchildren, Jonathan, Caitlyn and Nathan Gee of Hereford, Samuel, Calvin, Sawyer, and Caleb Gee of Dimmitt, Arralyn, Emily, and Landon Smith of Norfolk, VI, Morgan, Dylan, and Ty Lockwood of Gilbert, IL, James and Cameron Michalski of Hinkley, IL, and Johnny, Schilling and Samantha Tull of Otswego, and Alli Cole of Rochelle, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Ronald Mathers; a brother, Vic Ullerich; 2 sisters, Lois Zeitz and Ruth Hein; 1 grandchild, Jeff Mathers; and 1 great grandchild, Grace Cole.

Obituary by Parkside Funeral Home in Hereford, Texas.


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