Louella Womelsdorf, 70, Iola, passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at her home.
Louella was born Sept. 14, 1943, in Devon, the daughter of Jesse and Vera (Davis) Crane. She was raised by Jeff and Lillian Mayfield.
On Nov. 1, 1959, Louella married Ronald D. Womelsdorf in Denver, Colo., and they moved to Iola in the late 1960s.
Louella worked in housekeeping and laundry for more than 30 years at Guest Home Estates. Ron preceded her in death March 5, 2008.
Survivors are her two daughters, Pam Kerr and husband, Berkley, Iola, and Becky Robb and husband, Steve, Gas; one brother, Sam Crane, Texas; two sisters, Audrey Proffitt, Prescott, and Charlotte Shipley, Mo.; five grandchildren, Travis Robb, Jason Robb, Dalton Kerr, Ashley St. Clair, and Vanessa Eichorst; and four great-grandsons, Drake, Skyler, Quinn and Trevor.
Friends may call at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola until noon on Friday.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Woods Cemetery near Redfield.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
You may sign the guest book online at www.iolafuneral.com.
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