Ida E. Conklin, 85, West Liberty
Obituaries · August 30, 2013

Ida E. Conklin, 85, of West Liberty died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, in West Liberty.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at First Church United in West Liberty. Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at First Church United in West Liberty. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society or UnityPoint Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Ida was born April 12, 1928, in Kit Carson, Colo., the daughter of Charlie and Vivian Young Prizler. She was united in marriage to Lester Conklin on Dec. 5, 1947, in McGregor, Iowa. Ida was a cook at the University of Iowa for many years. She had also worked at the Cookson Home in West Branch, and the Maid-Rite and Heath Manor in West Liberty.

Ida enjoyed going to senior dining at the West Liberty Community Center every Wednesday. She loved her family, her animals and her flowers.

She is survived by three sons: Terry Conklin of Poynette, Wis., and Eddie Conklin and Jerry Conklin, both of West Liberty; a daughter, Patty Conklin of West Liberty; brother Henry Cummings of Nashville, Mich.; five grandchildren: Joey, Katie, Maddie, Justin and Jeromy Conklin; and a great-grandson, Declan Conklin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, and brother, Charles Prizler.

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