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Garneth N. Hook – Manchester

Garneth Nadine Hook, 87, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Marietta’s Place in Manchester. She was born on September 5, 1933, in Edgewood, the daughter of Zepher Reade and Florence Ridenour. Garneth was raised by her grandparents Glen and Ada Ridenour in the Edgewood area and attended Edgewood High School and received her GED. 

On August 6, 1949, Garneth was united in marriage to Calvin Hook at the Methodist parsonage in Manchester. Four daughters were born to this union. After their marriage Garneth and Calvin moved to St. Louis.  They moved back to Iowa in 1959, where Garneth worked at Operation New View, Schultz’s and retired from Econo Mart. 

Garneth was a long-time member of the Methodist Church. She enjoyed Blue Grass, camping and dancing with Calvin. Garneth also enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing the piano.  She most enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include her three daughters, Calleen (David) Adam of Postville, Beatrice (Todd) Wheeler of Arlington and Dawn (Bill) Ross of Manchester; one son-in-law, John LeGassick of Manchester; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her in-laws, Randy and Kathy Waterman of Manchester, Barb Nurre of Elkader, and Norma Sauerbry of Edgewood.

Garneth was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin in 2016; her parents; a daughter, Melani LeGassick in 2013; a grandson, Scott Adam in 2015; a great-grandson, Eli Adam; one sister, Shirley (Ralph) Smedema; one brother, Richard Koelker; and her two brothers-in-law, David Nurre and Wayne Sauerbry 

Because of COVID-19, masks are required at the funeral home.

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Private Family Funeral Service: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, with Rev. Kurt Pasko officiating. Due to COVID-19 regulations this will be for immediate family only.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Masks will be required and due to COVID-19 regulations there will be a limited number allowed in the funeral home.

Interment: Grant View Cemetery


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