Mom -- Mother of Many
Jody lost a lengthy battle to illness on February 19th, 2015, at Allen Memorial Hospital, in Waterloo, IA. She is survived by 30 children, 32 grandchildren, her mother, father, sister and brother.
Jody changed the lives of so many people, especially children. It was her life mission to see that any soul that needed a home, a meal or just a hug was on the receiving end of one. She saw only the good in people and knew how to bring out the best. She gave all of us an opportunity to have a better life by having a family and taking care of those who couldn't do so themselves. Jody had several sayings, one of which was: There's always room for one more; and love isn't love unless it's shared.
Jody's life was celebrated Saturday, February 21st, 2015, at Cedar Valley Community Church in Waterloo, IA.
We love you mom, you will be missed and always in our hearts.