Edna Colliver
  • Born on: February 22, 1936
  • Departed on: February 6, 2018
  • Resided in: Washington, IA

Edna Colliver

Edna (Renoux) Colliver of Washington died peacefully in her home on February 6 at the age of 81.

Edna is survived by husband, Dwight; children, Chris and Cindy (Dale) Gonterman; grandchildren, Stephanie Miksch of Chicago, and Donald (Sheri) Miksch; step grandchildren, Dan (Heather) Gonterman of Wayland and Tony Gonterman; great grand children, Taylor and Kinley Miksch as well as 5 step grandchildren; siblings, Loren “Skip” Renoux,  Janet (Laurel) Roberts of Iowa City, Mart (Stan) Schooley of Brighton, Vivian “Sis” Anderson; sister in law and great friend Becky Renoux and brother-in-law Hal Colliver of West Chester as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Loretta (Davison) Renoux; her brother Vic “Butch” Renoux; her brother Marion Renoux and wife Janet of Marshalltown; sister-in-law Marcie Renoux; one nephew and 3 great nephews.

Edna was born on February 22 in Washington to John and Loretta Renoux. She graduated from West Chester High School in 1954.  She married Dwight, the love of her life and her partner in everything in 1955. Over 63 years, they welcomed 2 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren into the world and Edna set about teaching them the value of hard work along with the importance of enjoying life. Her main passion were her grandchildren and her great grandchildren, they were her pride and joy.

Edna and Dwight ran a grocery store in West Chester from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s. They also built a family farm and Edna continued to work on the farm until illness prevented her from continuing. Edna was a winter Texan, and spent many of those winters working as a manager at the VIP Motel in McAllen, TX and as the secretary for her home-owners association. Edna was a passionate gardener and always known for the beautiful flowers surrounding her house. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and hosting gatherings at her home, which were attended by friends from throughout the United States and Canada. 
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