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Aleita "Leit" DeYarman

Sep 19, 2013

Aleita “Leit” DeYarman, 74, formerly of Olds, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Christian Outreach Church with the Rev. Monte Knudsen officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Gifts may be directed to the family for a memorial to be named later. Online condolences may be directed to

Born July 6, 1939, in Morning Sun, she was the daughter of Thomas Charles and Vivian Maureen (Barrick) Linder. She graduated from Morning Sun High School in 1957, and then attended Parson’s College for two years receiving her teaching certificate. She married Gary Gibbs. The couple later divorced. On Aug. 25, 1974, she married Ronald Kyle DeYarman. The couple resided in the Olds area until 2010 when they moved to Kalona.

For several years, she taught school in the Sperry and Yarmouth school districts. She later worked as a server at Jack Hamilton’s Clubhouse and did housekeeping. She was also a clerk at Martha Brown’s Clothing Store in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Favorite hobbies included shopping, roller-skating, riding motorcycles and dancing. She was a member of Faith Christian Outreach Church.

She is survived by her husband; five daughters, Cindy Miller of Iowa City, Kathy (Paul) Mulkey of Hobbs, N.M., Tammy (Neil) Smith, Lisa (Dave) Oetken and Tina (Timothy) Hill all of Mt. Pleasant; two sons, Randy (Jill) DeYarman of Cedar Rapids, and Doug (Tammy) DeYarman of West Des Moines; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gilbert (Shirley) Linder of Stronghurst, Ill., and Raymond (Judy) Linder of Stanwood; and one sister, Marjorie (Leo) Croteau of Anoka, Minn.

Preceding her in death are her parents.

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