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Ardyce Poe

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Ardyce K. Poe age 69 of Ionia, IA, died Sunday, December 20, 2015, at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. A celebration of life for friends will be held at a later date in Ionia. Arrangements are with Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Ardyce Kay Poe was born January 5, 1946, in Stillwater, MN. She was the daughter of Edwin and Edna (Brecht) Roedel. Ardyce received her education in Charles City, Iowa and was a 1964 graduate of the Charles City High School. Late in 1964, she married Jim Austin. The couple later divorced. Upon graduation, she began working at the former White Farm Equipment Company in Charles City. Ardyce worked as a secretary until the closing of the plant, at which time she took a position with attorney Jim Demro in his Nashua office. On May 24, 1987, in Nashua, IA, she was united in marriage to Lyle 'Eli' Poe. The couple lived their remaining years in Ionia. Ardyce loved the outdoors and time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. Survivors include two sons, Mark (Janet) Austin of Austin, MN and Hunter (Tiffany) Jung of New Hampton; one daughter, Jeanette (Cory) Hobson of Ionia; seven grandchildren, Blaze Jung, Matthew (Chris) Brandt, Tyler (Haley Galligan) Rosonke, Abigail Liddle, Aaron (Jess) Mealy, Mitchell Mealy and Claire Austin; two great-grandchildren, Mason Mealy and Lily Kaye Mealy; one brother, Marlin (Sherry) Roedel of Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and one grandson, Jade Smith.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I was in high school with her and always thought that she was so pretty. I was with the class my Junior and Senior years, so didn’t know her very well. I have planned the last 3 class reunions for the class of ’64 and always tried to get her to come. So sorry she didn’t. I would like to send something from the class of ’64 in memory of your Mother. Please let me know what you would want me to do — contact me. May God bless you and your family. Pat Baumann Class of ’64 CCCHS/Charles City, Iowa 502-531-0727

  2. So sorry to hear this. I knew Ardee way back coming in the IGA. Such a great gal, always so fun and as our kids went to school together and then marrying our good friend Eli we had many good visits!! Our sympathy to all of Ardee’s family. Jim & Sandy Miller

  3. Many memories of this lady!! She loved her children. I’m so glad I was able to babysit Hunter and be part of there lives! Rest in peace!

  4. I am so sad. I thought so much of this lady. She was beautiful, a true free spirit. I adored her and never told her. I want her children to know how much we loved her.

  5. I am heart broken. Ardee was my other mother growing up. They became our neighbors when I was 4-5 yo. Jeanette & I were Sissy & Missy. We lived at each other’s house. I used to go to Home Base in Charles City which was always fun as a little girl. I have so many summer memories that Ardee would come home for lunch and the 3 of us would watch Days of Our Lives. Jeanette would invite me for dinner & Thursday nights were alway pop pie nights. To this day if I eat a pop pie, I think of Ardee. I loved her laugh, she was always great to me. I hold so many memories I my heart of Ardee. My thoughts & prayers to Mark, Jeanette & Hunter. I think of you all often. Jill (Haus) Jones

  6. a truly wonderful person and sister-in-law had sooo many memories with her and Lyle . She will leave a very big void in all of our lives. R-I-P

  7. I worked in the same building as Ardee when she worked for Jim Demro. Lots of good times and memories. She kept smiling through so much and always cared about others!

  8. I’m sorry to hear about Ardy’s passing. She was an awesome lady and I am glad to say that I knew her. Your family is in my prayers and she will be missed. Michelle(Troyna)Schwarze

  9. So sorry to hear of Ardy’s passing. Had a lot of good talks with her when the kids where little. She was a great lady and will be missed. Dave and Judy Bucknell

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