Lila F. Givens (1958 - 2017)

Obituary

INDEPENDENCE – Lila F. Givens, 59, of Independence, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo.
Lila was born on Jan. 6, 1958 in Independence and was raised by her grandparents; Martin and Florence Gienapp. She graduated from the Independence High School with the class of 1976, and received a degree in English and Journalism from the University of Northern Iowa in 1980. She taught school in McCook, Neb. for a year prior to returning to Independence, and became employed with the Buchanan Sheriff's Department as a dispatcher where she worked for 31 years.
Lila is survived by a sister, Dawn (Jerry) Behan, Independence; a niece Erin (Dr. Jordan) Imoehl, Madison, Wis., and a nephew, Andrew (Kelley) Behan, Urbandale.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Martin and Florence Gienapp.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 at Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence with Pastor Robert McMurdock, Hospice Chaplin officiating. Inurnment will be in the Wilson Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 10 a.m. till services Saturday at the funeral home.
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216 3Rd Ave Se
Independence, IA 50644
(319) 334-2501
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 18 to Feb. 25, 2017