Obituaries

Obituaries

Iva Hooper Koleber 1931 - 2009 Lawrence

Memorial services for Iva Hooper Koleber, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Koleber died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born June 17, 1931, in Russell, the daughter of Ivan and Marjorie Hooper.Mrs. Koleber received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kansas University.She was a longtime elementary school teacher. She and her husband played in many bridge clubs through the years.She married Ernest Koleber on July 30, 1953, in Russell. He preceded her in death.Survivors include a son, Richard Koleber and wife Yvoune, McLouth; a daughter, June James and husband Randy, Killeen, Texas; a brother, John Hooper; two sisters, Betty Young and Mary Massier; five grandchildren, Heather Smith, Candy Lash, Terri Tullis and Leslie and Tyler James; and five great-grandchildren.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.