Ernestine Stebbins 1925 - 2006 Oskaloosa
Services for Ernestine "Ernie" Stebbins, 80, Oskaloosa, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery in rural Oskaloosa.Mrs. Stebbins died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born Sept. 18, 1925 in St. Marys, the daughter of Samuel Eldridge and Nancy Maria Levett Trude. She graduated from Perry High School in 1945. She was a member of Oskaloosa United Methodist Church, the Lamplighters, Rebekah Lodge No. 747 and the American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary. She was also a trustee for the Oskaloosa Public Library and was a member of the Women's Bowling League.She married LaVern "Chick" Stebbins on Oct. 16, 1943, in Pasadena, Calif. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Lyle Stebbins, Oskaloosa; three daughters, Verna Mae Stebbins Walker, Lawrence, Sheila Harries, Lecompton, and Jamie Klenklen, Ozawkie; two brothers, Robert Trude and John Trude, both of Perry; two sisters, Dorothy Ebert, Louisville, and Joetta Dreher, Overbrook; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.A son, Curtis L. Stebbins, died earlier.The family will meet friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to the Oskaloosa United Methodist Church or the Oskaloosa Public Library, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.