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Imogene “Ileen” (Burns) Tifft, 82, of Greene, IA, died Sunday, January 26, 2014, at her home. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 101 N. Hawkeye Ave, Nora Springs, with Pastor Roy Ott of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (Osage) officiating. Inurnment will take place at the Park Cemetery in Nora Springs, IA. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the Ileen Tifft memorial fund in care of the family. Ileen was born August 25, 1931, in McIntire, IA, the daughter of Lewis Warren and Helen (Paul) Burns. She attended country school through 8th grade. Her family moved to Rockford, IA when Ileen was 14. She then worked in the local grocery store with her dad, who was the manager.' Ileen married Charles S. Tifft on April 9, 1950, in Rockford, IA. She was a CNA for many years before retirement. Ileen loved spending time with her family & friends and traveling with her husband. She enjoyed working in her yard tending to her flowers, camping, reading, shopping and volunteering through the local Area Education Agency. Ileen was a member of Saint Luke Lutheran Church in Nora Springs and Zion Lutheran Church in Clear Lake where she was active in church circle. Ileen is survived by five children: Bill Tifft and wife Mary of Omaha, NE, Linda McCoole and husband David of Jacksonville, NC, Donna Ponto and husband Mark of Greene, IA, Dennis Tifft and husband Steve of Minneapolis, MN, and Larry Tifft and partner John of Minneapolis; 7 grandchildren: Shiloh, Shanna, Michael, Renee, Zeke, Shelley and Mandy; 5 great grandchildren: Cooper, Megan, Chloe, Emma and Clara; and 2 sisters: Shirley Gruis of Redding, CA and Leita Wucher of Newport News, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2013; a son: Dean Tifft; and 2 brothers, Raymond Burns and Charles Burns.
Memorials may be directed to the Ileen Tifft memorial fund in care of the family.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
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Saint Luke Lutheran Church
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