Viola Logina Reth – Delhi

Viola Logina Reth of Delhi, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017. At the time of her death she was being cared for at the Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth, Illinois, near her sister, Irene Curtis who was her health advocate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017, at Delhi United Methodist Church with Funeral Services at 11:00 a.m., conducted by Rev. Sam Mack. Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Earlville.
Viola was born on the Reth family farm on September 4, 1925, to William and Logina Reth. Survivors include her sisters Irene and husband Dean Curtis of Decatur, Illinois, Verna Euwer of Palmer, Alaska, and a brother, Melvin.
Viola’s entire life career was based on giving loving care to others – first to the children she taught, which also included special need children. She spent one year as a travelling teacher in Panama. When she took up nursing her patients received her loving care.
Viola’s educational background started with her graduation from Delhi High School. She received her B.A. in Education from Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois, and her M.A. degree in Special Education from the University of Iowa. Her R.N. degree in nursing was earned from St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She also taught and trained students for nursing at St. Luke’s.
Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, William, Harold, Lloyd, and Earl; and two sisters, Mildred Cooksley and Louise Ashland.
Please share a memory of Viola at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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