Jeanette L. Huntsman
July 25, 1935 - September 19, 2017
Birthplace: Elliott, Iowa
Resided In: Emerson, Iowa

Visitation 9/21/2017
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 9/22/2017
Emerson First Baptist
Burial 9/22/2017
Emerson Cemetery

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Jeanette Lorraine Huntsman, age 82, of Emerson, Iowa passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. Jeanette was born July 25, 1935 in Elliott, Iowa the daughter of Orville and Ruby (Cannon) Simpson. The family moved to Red Oak when Jeanette was seven years old. Jeanette was united in marriage to Robert Huntsman on March 15, 1952 in Hiawatha, Kansas. They lived in Tenville, Iowa for one year working in a family business and one year in Corning, Iowa where Bob worked on a farm. The rest of their lives they lived in Emerson, Iowa. They became parents to three children: Robert, Jr., Karen, and Suzette. Jeanette worked for Eveready as a production worker retiring after many years of service. After retirement, she worked as a substitute in the Nishna Valley School system. She also helped Bob take care of the Emerson Cemetery for many years. She was a longtime member of the Emerson Baptist Church where she served on many committees and was a member of the M & A. She loved football and basketball and her favorite teams were Nishna Valley, Green Bay, Iowa, and the Boston Celtics. Jeanette loved watching the kids in all of their sports events. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed fishing and bird watching. She was a member of the Blue Birders in Iowa and Nebraska and loved doing the blue trail with Bob and Lindsey. Bob Jr. and Andy gave her times of fun and horror with the car racing that they so enjoyed. Jeanette loved people and treasured her time going to lunch with her friends and shopping with the girls.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her step-father: Vernon Lindquist; her husband: Robert Huntsman, Sr. on January 19, 2013; her brothers: Lavern and Jerry Simpson; and her sister: Wilma Jean Bruce. Survivors include her children: Robert Huntsman, Jr. and wife Pam; Karen Gage and husband Mitch; and Suzette Smith and husband Jens all of Emerson, IA; grandchildren: Kilee Docker and husband Danny of Red Oak, IA; Ben Huntsman and Sarah Parks of Red Oak, IA; Lindsey Huntsman of Emerson, IA; Andy Gage and wife Heidi of Whiting., IA; Brandi Miller and husband Bill of Onawa, IA; Jenna Geist and husband Scott of Norwalk, IA; and Nathan Smith and wife Mandy of Mineola, IA; great grandchildren: Jordan, Gavin, and Jonathan Gage; Hannah, Marcus, and Allyson Miller; Kayla and Rylan Geist; Nolan and Luke Smith; Declan Docker; and Izzy and Abby; sister-in-law: Joann Brokaw of Corning, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 1 PM Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Emerson Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Latta officiating. Burial will be in the Emerson, Iowa Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 PM Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak. Memorials are suggested to the Emerson Baptist Church or the Emerson Volunteer Fire Department.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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