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Visitation: Open after 2:00 PM with family present between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 PM February 29, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Funeral Service: 10:00 AM March 01, 2008 at Fremont Funeral Chapel
Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery, Fremont, Iowa

Vesta Linsley, 97 formerly of the Fremont-Hedrick area passed away February 25, 2008 at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Vesta was born January 30, 1911 the daughter of Asa G. Phillippe and Carrie Amelia Lawson Phillippe. She graduated from Fremont High School in 1928 and attended William Penn College in Oskaloosa where she received her teaching certificate. She was united in marriage to Amos Claire Linsley May 22, 1941 near Cedar where they farmed until the government took over their farm to be used for an air base during WWII, at which time they moved to a farm near Hedrick. Following her husband’s death, Vesta moved to Fremont. Vesta was a member of the Fremont United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and former member of the 60+ Club and the Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three nieces Sandra (LaVerne)Stewart of Oskaloosa, Lois (Lowell) McCracken and Elnora Norris both of Fremont. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clair in 1972, a brother, Lee Phillippe, six sisters, Thelma Smith, Floy Perkins, Hazel Norris, Faye Simmons, Merle Hoffman, and Marie Linsley. Two nephews, Lee and Jay Norris, and a niece, Darlene Crookham.

Memorials may be made in her name to the Fremont United Methodist Church or Fremont Rescue Unit.

Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

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