Ione R. (Lemen) Aitchison (1923 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE – Ione R. Aitchison, 89 years old, of Independence, died on Saturday, Aug. 17, at ABCM Rehab Independence – West in Independence. She was born on Nov. 1, 1923, in Dubuque, the daughter of Grant Burton and Pearl (Miller) Lemen. She graduated from high school in Dubuque. On May 20, 1944, she and Francis Albert Aitchison were married in Dubuque. He preceded her in death in 1998
Mrs. Aitchison is survived by one son, Dean (Glenda) Aitchison of Waterloo and two daughters, Ruth Ann (Dan) Crawford and Joann Cone, both of Independence. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a brother, Grant Lemen of Davenport, and one brother-in-law, Fayne Fuhrman of Corydon.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Eunice Lewis and Jean Gold, and one grandson in infancy.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the First Presbyterian Church in Independence, with Rev. John Hougen officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence. Visitation was from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at the White Funeral Home in Independence. On line condolences may be left at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Aug. 20 to Sept. 7, 2013