Eula Maude Novinger, 98, passed away November 11, 2013 in Ames, Iowa. Maude was born September 25, 1915 in Gibbs, Missouri to Wes and Ida Pence. She grew up in northeast Missouri and worked in Kirksville before her marriage to Frank Novinger on July 29, 1937. She and Frank were avid travelers, often visiting friends and family around the states and touring in Europe and Central America. Her family will relish memories of her sense of adventure. Maude spent her final years at Green Hills Care Center in Ames, IA. Her family would like to thank the staff there for the care they provided to Maude as a resident and the compassion extended to the family at the time of her illness and passing.
Maude was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Frank, an infant son, an infant sister Ruby, her brother Joe Pence, sister Era Cloud, brothers-in-law Earl Cloud and Roy Burchett and her parents. She is survived by two sons Glen (Tracy) Novinger of Austin, TX and Jim (Sharon) Novinger of Collins, IA, two daughters Kay (Kip) Henderson of Centennial, CO, and Jo Anne Novinger of Cedar Falls, IA, ten grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, her sister Ester Burchett of Kirksville, MO and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Fredregill Funeral Home of Zearing, IA. The funeral was on Saturday, November 16 at the Collins Christian Church in Collins, IA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Collins Christian Church.