Obituary of Ada "Ann" Straight
Ada “Ann” Straight, 93, the daughter of Eli Francisco and Blanche C.
(Mathie) Rambo, was born May 27, 1929, in Webster City, Iowa. She
graduated from Webster City High School and later attended Stephens
College in Missouri.
Ann was united in marriage with Dr. Guy J. Mills in 1949 and the
couple resided in Des Moines, Iowa City, and Webster City. The couple
later divorced and Ann married Dr. Wayne Straight on June 26, 1964 and
moved to Newton, Iowa. She was employed for many years as a preschool
teacher at Lollipop Lane in Newton. Ann was a member of First United
Methodist Church; she was an active member of PEO, the Questers Club,
and PTA, and held many different offices. She enjoyed working
outdoors, being with family and friends, cooking, antiquing, and
Ann died on Friday, September 9, 2022, at her home at Park Centre in Newton.
Memorial Funeral services for Ann will be Wednesday, September 21, at
2 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Newton, with a visitation
one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
designated to Wesley Life Hospice, First United Methodist Church, or
to a charity of your choosing.
A livestream of the funeral service will be available through the
Newton First United Methodist church website: newtonfirst.org.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Wayne Straight;
parents, Eli Francisco and Blanche Rambo; sister, Jane Nichols;
brother-in-law, Don Nichols; brother, David Rambo; son-in-law, Dr.
James L. Skarda; and nephew, Tim Nichols.
Those left to honor Ann’s memory include her children and
stepchildren: Jennifer Skarda of Iowa City, Julie (Lee) Gunderson of
Algona, Joseph (Lee) Straight of Puyallup, WA., Janet Gillam of Cedar
Falls, Guy (Sherri) Mills of Dallas, TX., Richard (Donna) Straight of
Lincoln, NE, and Christine (Ron) Roling of Springfield, MO., 13
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and her many extended family
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