Etta Belle Lewis, age 85 of Monroe, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Newton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church with burial following at Silent City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to John Stoddard Cancer Center in Des Moines and condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The daughter of Charles Edgar and Charlotte Pearl (Warner) Ross, Etta Belle was born on May 1, 1928, in Iowa City. Etta Belle graduated from Prairie City High School in 1946. On May 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Harry V. Lewis in Monroe. She worked at the VA Hospital in Knoxville in Food Service until her retirement. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Central Iowa Bar B Que Club.
Those left to honor her memory include her children, Vicky L. (Frank) Kingery of Monroe, Betty L. (Larry) Eilander of Newton, Gary L. (Sandra) Lewis of Knoxville, Terry L. Coxe of Newton, and Jerry L (Jean) Lewis also of Newton; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Also surviving is a sister, Robinette DeReus of Boone and a brother Dale Ross of Florida. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Harry V. Lewis, two sisters, Joanna Malloy and Ina Abrahamson and several nieces and nephews.