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Lorraine Eighmy

April 1, 1924 December 11, 2018
Lorraine Eighmy
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Obituary for Lorraine Eighmy

Graveside services for, Lorraine Eighmy, age 94, will be held Friday, December 14, 2018 at 11 A.M. at Memory Cemetery in New Market, Iowa. Memorials may be directed towards the New Market United Methodist Church. Cummings Family Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements for Mrs. Eighmy. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at under Obituaries.

Clara Lorraine (Wells) Eighmy, the daughter of Carl M. Wells and Grace (Brown) Wells was born April 1, 1924 in the farm home of rural New Market. She joined her ten year old sister who thought it was an "April Fools" joke when told she had a new baby sister. How times have changed!!! As a child she attended the Methodist Church and Sunday School. At about sixteen years of age she accepted Christ as her personal savior. She was baptized and became a member of the Methodist Church.

She attended the Lindsey School through the eighth grade and graduated from the New Market High School. She took normal training which qualified her to teach in the rural schools upon passing the state exams. She went to Maryville College upon graduation. She taught for thirteen years and loved every minute of it. Her students were very special to her.

On February 20, 1943 she was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Larry Eighmy, in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was taking schooling, studying aircraft mechanics in the United States Air Force. Upon the completion of each school year she would go by bus to Fort Myers, Florida where he had been transferred. She would spend the summer and return in August to teach. She was transferring to another bus in Tampa, Florida when she learned Japan had surrendered.

In 1955 their home was blessed with their first son and was later joined by two brothers. She was so proud of her family. Lorraine was always thankful for the wonderful blessed life she was given.

Lorraine is preceded in death by her son, David Allan, her husband, Larry, her parents, Carl and Grace Wells, her sister and husband, Hazel and Claire White, her mother-in-law and father-in-law Elmer and Bessie (Hicks) Eighmy, two brothers-in-law, R.L. (Lefty) Eighmy and Wendell Eighmy and wife, Lucille.

Lorraine is survived by her two sons, Michael and his wife, Jeannie, Ron and his wife Tonya, daughter-in-law, Maggie, seven grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren along with many other family members and friends.

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Graveside Service




11:00 AM 12/14/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:15 AM 12/14/2018 11:15:00 AM
Memory Cemetery

New Market, IA 51646

Memory Cemetery
New Market 51646 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


Memory Cemetery Final Resting Place

New Market, IA 51646

New Market 51646 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

New Market Methodist Church


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