Myrna Lee Vance, 80, Iowa

Myrna Lee Vance, 80, previously of Huntingburg, passed away peacefully on April 10, 2019, at Kennybrooke Village in Grimes, Iowa, surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye on Friday, May 24, 2019, at 6 p.m., with family receiving guests from 5 to 6 p.m., with Pastor Bret Eckert officiating. Private burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery, Huntingburg.

Myrna was born in Huntingburg on June 16, 1938, to Odie and Edith (Hawkins) Underwood. Myrna was married to Ben G. Vance in Aurora Colorado on June 29, 1963. From that union, they adopted their son, Ben Gregory Vance. 

Myrna is best known for her love of crocheting and singing. In her later years, you would often find her buried in a good romance novel!

Myrna is survived by her son, Ben (Addie) Vance of Grimes, Iowa; granddaughters, Alissa (Justin) Rodgers of Colorado Springs, Coloado, and Carysn, Elizabeth and Norah Vance, all of Grimes, Iowa; great-grandsons:, Braxton and Gabriel Rodgers; stepchildren, Don Vance, Dianne Liephart and Peggy Mattis, all of Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Nicole Mattis and Shana (Keith) Rummel; great-grandchildren, Ashlyn Mattis, Keaton and Jaxon Rummel; daughters, Mary Jean Coble of Indianapolis, and Linda (Bill) Willoughby of Corona, California; grandchildren, William Willoughby, Summer Walker and Scott Harris; great-grandchildren, Jaylen and Marissa Walker; and a sister. Joan Pritt, Velpen.

Myrna is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 39 years, Ben G. Vance; her parents; an infant daughter; five brothers; and six sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Pentecostal Church in Birdseye or Kennybrooke Village in Grimes, Iowa.

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