Nevah L. Schenk, 88, of West Burlington died Saturday, July 27, 2019 at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.
Born February 25, 1931 in Yarmouth, Iowa, she was the daughter of Arthur W. and Laura (Strey) Barkus.
She graduated from Yarmouth High School and had a one year clerical course at Southeastern Community College. She married Cecil Schenk and they later divorced.
Nevah worked as an office secretary for Yarmouth School for two years, Cady Insurance for fifteen years, BMC Klein Center Office for six years and Special Needs Foundation.
Nevah was of the Christian faith and attended West Burlington United Methodist Church. She loved genealogical research and her computer was her life line to the world.
Nevah loved spending time with her granddaughters and attending to her flower garden.
Survivors include her son, Curtis (Kim) Schenk of Burlington; two granddaughters, Rebekah and Autumn Schenk, both of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant twin sisters.
Friends may call after 1 pm Tuesday, July 30th at Lunning Chapel where the family will meet with friends 5:30 until 7 pm.
The Funeral Service for Nevah will be at 10:30 Wednesday, July 31st in Lunning Chapel. Rev. Elizabeth Bell and Rev. David Plooster will officiate. Interment will be in Prairie Grove Cemetery, rural West Burlington.
A memorial has been established for the Special Needs Foundation and Great River Hospice.
Nevah was one of the bravest women I knew, overcoming nearly all challenges in her life. But she overcame all of them with an unbelieveable positive outlook. She first love was her family, and life. Researching her families' genealogy keep her movivated to keep searching every day she could. I was privileged to be part of her searches, and a contributer to some of the information she desired. Now after death she can get some of those questions answered. I am so happy to have her as a friend! Rest in peace!
Nevah was a beautiful woman of faith. She never allowed her challenges to keep her down. She was determined to live her best life and she loved her family so much. Prayers for the family in this time of loss. Rev. Jackie L Bradford, former pastor of WBUMC.
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