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Neta Romer

July 5, 1925 — February 5, 2023

Neta Romer, 97, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023 at Corning Specialty Care, Corning, Iowa. A Public Graveside Service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February, 25, 2023 at Forest Hill Cemetery, rural Adams County Iowa. Mr. Larry Johnson will officiate. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements. The family would like you to join them for visitation and a luncheon at the Carbon Community Hall following the service. Memorials may be directed to the Carbon Community Hall. Memories and condolences may be shared online at

Neta Delphine Romer, the daughter of Ira Chester and Ethel Bell (DeVore) Thompson, was born July 5, 1925 in Mt. Etna, Iowa. She graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1943. Neta was united in marriage to Harold B. Romer on December 24, 1943 in Corning, Iowa. Three children would bless this union: Kenneth, Reta, and Kathy. Neta’s adult life began as a farm-wife, then working at the Coffee Shop on Davis Avenue. She also worked at PM Places for several years. Neta worked for Okey-Vernon Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1995. After retiring, she immediately began working for Hearts & Hugs Daycare. She called it her “crybaby job” because she was like a grandma comforting the little ones after the parents dropped them off on their way to work. She loved spending time with the pre-school kids who in later years still called her Grandma Neta


Neta was a member of the Mt. Etna Church of the Brethren. She was always willing to provide food or help at fundraisers if needed in the community. She was most excited when Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts rang her doorbell, she always bought but didn’t eat most of their goodies. Halloween was a favorite holiday for her…again because she loved seeing the little kids. Two-dollar bills were always in her purse for family birthday treats. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceding Neta in death were her husband, Harold on December 3, 1976; her parents, her mother and father in-law Mary and August Romer; her four siblings and their spouses; her daughter-in-law, Gloria Romer; and son-in-law, Jerry Johnson.

Left to cherish Neta’s memory are her children: Kenneth Romer, Mt. Etna, Iowa; Reta (Gary) Ditsworth, Panora, Iowa; Kathy (Arch) Roberts, Ackworth, Iowa; eight grandchildren: Michelle (Burt) Roberts, Corning, Iowa; Jack Romer, Corning, Iowa; Brent Romer, Mt. Etna, Iowa; Lance (Amy) Johnson, Des Moines, Iowa; Stacey (Dave) Askland, Milo, Iowa; Alex (Erica) Roberts, Ackworth, Iowa; Andrew (Beth) Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa; Andrew (Ashley) Ditsworth, Palmetto, Florida; 16 great-grandchildren: Kendra, Kiara, Ayden, Tristan, Bryce, Jaycie, Arianna, Hailey, Emily, Kamarin, Kloey, Austin, Caleb, Nolan, Harper, and Tess; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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Public Graveside Service

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Forest Hill

, IA

The family would like you to join them for visitation and a luncheon at the Carbon Community Hall following the service.

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