Eva Foote, 94, Lime Springs

Eva May Foote, 94, of Lime Springs, Iowa passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at the Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis.

Eva was born on Oct. 17, 1917 in Indiana to Alfred and Nettie (Shuey) Nicoll. Her mother passed away at a young age, so she was raised by her grandparents. She graduated from high school in 1935. She married Floyd Foote in Logansport, Ind. on Feb. 20, 1937. Together they farmed their entire lives until 1978. They wintered in Texas and returned to the family farm to live every summer until entering the Cresco Care Center in September of 2011.

She enjoyed playing pool, including her time playing for the Senior Citizen Olympics of the Valley in Texas. She also enjoyed making craft items and even recently won four blue ribbons at the Howard County Fair for her entries.

She is survived by her husband Floyd; two daughters, Elinor Taylor of Ionia, Iowa and Connie (Roger) Ihkre of Elgin, Minn.; two sons, Roger (Donna) of Lime Springs and David of Tyler, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren, with one more on the way; two brothers, Alfred Nicoll of Stewartville, Minn. and Don Nicoll of Lucerne, Ind.; a sister Vivian Roller of Wabash, Ind.; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; two sisters; a son-in-law, Rod Taylor; and a daughter-in-law, Carol.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the Lime Springs United Methodist Church. Friends may call one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. service at the church. She will be laid to rest at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lime Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Lime Springs United Methodist Church. Lindstrom Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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