Isabelle Hillis, 85, formerly of Story City, resident of Hiawatha Care, passed away August 24, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospice Care in Cedar Rapids, surrounded by her two daughters, Barbara and Pamela. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday August 28th at Grace United Methodist Church in Story City, with graveside services at Gilbert Cemetery to follow. Visitation was Tuesday, August 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Soderstrum Funeral Home in Story City.
Isabelle was born January 25, 1928 on the farmstead in Fernald, Iowa. She graduated from Milford Township and worked at the Iowa State Extension, until meeting her husband of 50 years, Donald Hillis. She retired from Graphic Forms in Nevada, Iowa in 1989. Isabelle was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed fishing with Don, reading novels, family activities and loved spending time with her friends.
She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (David) Owenson and Pamela Horan. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Jeff (Haley) Owenson, Michael Horan, Megan Horan, Donald Hillis, David (Ashley) Hillis, Rebecca Hillis, and Sarah Hillis; granddaughter-in-law, Laura Owenson; six great-grandchildren, Stephanie, Ryan, Brett, Mia, Rylee and Gabrielle; her nephews and nieces; and one sister-in-law, Margaret Brooks.
Isabelle is preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her son, Roger; her grandson, Jason; her parents, David and Jenny Brooks; four brothers, Lester, Virgil, Mervin and La Vern; and two sisters, Genevieve and Virginia.
The family wants to thank the Hiawatha Care Center Staff, St. Luke’s Hospital, the nursing staff on 5 East, and the St. Luke’s Hospice Staff. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mary Anne Nelson for her loving care and support. Bless you all.
Soderstrum Funeral Home is Story City is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and photos may be shared at www.soderstrumadams.com.