Ada "Ann" Straight

Ada "Ann" Straight

1929 - 2022

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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:

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

and friends.

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Visitation with the family

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
First United Methodist Church
210 N. 2nd Avenue E.
Newton, Iowa, United States

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
First United Methodist Church
210 N. 2nd Avenue E.
Newton, Iowa, United States
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