Iva Mae McNutt, 98. of McCook, died Thursday (June 15, 2006) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.
Iva was born on Aug. 30, 1907. at Basehor, Kan., to Thomas E. and Ellen (Morash) Tirrill. She along with her family moved to the McCook community when she was a small child. She attended rural school south of McCook.
On June 8, 1925, she married Charles Sherman McNutt. They made their home on a farm near Hayes Center and later moved to a farm near McCook. Iva was a homemaker and also worked for Burns Lab for many years. She lived by herself until the age of 95 when she moved to Hillcrest. She enjoyed gardening, both vegetables and flowers, and spending time with her many grandchildren.
Iva was a member of First Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women. She was active in the church choir and Sunday school.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Thomas and Ellen Tirrill; husband, Charles McNutt; daughter-in-law, Evalynn McNutt; one sister, Dorothy Lunkwitz; step-grandson, Lennie Hatch and step-granddaughter, Terry Ahlman.
Survivors include her two sons, Dale McNutt and Larry McNutt both of McCook; two daughters, Lorene and husband, Henry Kordenbrock of McCook and Ardis and husband, Joe Moreau of Ephrada, Wash.; one brother, Lester Tirrill of McCook; two sisters, Elizabeth Edwards and Maudie Oberg both of McCook; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may go online at www.carpenterbreland.com to extend condolences.
Funeral services were today, June 20, 2006, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with Rev. Stan Upchurch and Rev. James Denny officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.