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Edith Marie (Fine) Naven

August 20, 1923 — July 23, 2020

Edith Marie (Mrs. Hollis) Naven, 96, of Corning, Iowa, peacefully entered into eternal rest Thursday evening, July 23, 2020, at Goldenrod Manor, Clarinda, Iowa.
Mrs. Naven, the former Edith Marie Fine was born at rural Siam, the third of four daughters of the late Ralph Douglas and Viva Amelia (Shields) Fine. She attended Siam School and graduated from New Market High School in 1941. Edith was united in marriage to Hollis Walter Naven, June 1, 1944, at McPherson, Kansas. During their 65 years together, the couple resided on farms near Guss, Bedford and Lenox. They moved back to the Naven family homestead, south of Corning where they resided for 32 years before moving to Clarinda. Hollis preceded Edith in death October 19, 2009.
“Aunt Edie” will be fondly remembered for starched aprons worn at the Lenox Cafe, macaroni and cheese, Bishop chocolate cream pies, Halloween caramel corn, riced potatoes, iced tea with sugar, cheeseburgers, orange jello carrot pineapple salad, lemon drops, cameras/flash cubes/pictures, underlining of words, red cars and lipstick, cats and dogs, flowers (especially pansies), occasional word blurting, picnics with bug spray, soft-spoken humor, gentleness, and shopping trips with “The Sisters.”
Family was an important part of Ediths life. Surviving are her sister, Hope Amelia Pratt of Clarinda; sisters-in-law, Mildred VanPelt of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Linnea Naven of Omaha, Nebraska; nieces and nephews, Patricia (Douglas) Schultz, Gordon (Martha) Pratt, Eleanor Jo (Lewis) Blackney, Billie Joyce (Karl) Hodge, Allen (Linda) Fishell, Monte (Brenda) Fishell, Aaron (Jessica) Fishell, James (Donelle) Naven, Sheila (Jeff) Lang and Jerry (Paula) Naven; great-nieces and great-nephews, Sarah, Diane, Aaron, Austin, Andrea, Joey, Amy, Billy, Alana, Courtney, Taylor, Tyne, Ashley, Brandi, Jeremy, Cory, Justin, Tyler and Ryan.
Also preceding Edith in death were sisters and brothers-in-law, Elsie Rose and Richard “Dick” Burton, Lucille Irene and George Stanley, Bill Pratt, Paul Fishell, Howard VanPelt, Norman Naven and a nephew, Eric Fishell.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Prairie Rose Cemetery, Corning with Ray Ackerman officiating. Burial will follow.
Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at
Arrangements are in the care of Ediths niecess family at Schultz Funeral Home, Grand Mound and Pearson Family Funeral Services, Corning.

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