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June 25, 2014

Eunice Atwood

PACKWOOD — Eunice Grace Atwood, 93, of 1608 Packwood Road, Fairfield, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Parkview Care Center in Fairfield.

She was born June 22, 1921 at Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of I.L. and Grace Dill Treese. The family moved to Iowa while she was young and she grew up in the Midwest. She graduated from La Porte City, Iowa high school. She attended Iowa State Teachers College, Kletzing College in Oskaloosa and received her B.A. degree from Parsons College in 1966. Eunice married Donald K. Atwood on October 10, 1948 in Packwood. They lived south of Packwood and farmed their entire married life. She taught school in Packwood and Fairfield for a total of 27 years.

She was a member of Prairie View United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Jefferson County Retired Teachers Association, Farm Bureau Women, T.T.T., served on the district committee of Methodist Women, former 4-H leader, Sunday School teacher and church youth leader, and a member of the Jefferson County Republican Women, plus a member of the Jefferson County Hospital Auxiliary.

Surviving are her husband, Donald; two daughters, Gayle (Dale) Olson of Webster City and Zoe Ann (Bill) Moritz of Bancroft, Michigan; three grandchildren, Aaron (Ashley) Olson, Jeremy (Angie) Atwood and Amy (Joe) Doolittle; and three great-grandchildren, Brock and Kyler Atwood and Chloe Doolittle.

She was preceded in death by her son, Norman Atwood; her parents; two brothers, Allen Treese and Paul Treese; and two sisters, Edna Van Dahl and Lois Treese.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Prairie View United Methodist Church; Pastor Dave Peterson officiating. Interment will be in the Packwood Cemetery at Packwood.

Visitation with the family present will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie View United Methodist Church or to the Jefferson County 4-H Foundation.

Arrangements are in the care of the Raymond Funeral Home in Fairfield. Online condolences may be directed to: www.raymondfuneralhomes.com.

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