Deep River. Evelyn Marcene Icenbice, 89, of Deep River died Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa city, Iowa. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Christian Church in Deep River. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date in the Goldenrod Cemetery at Deep River. Visitation will begin at noon on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home, with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Order of Eastern Star service will begin at 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Evelyn was born on August 24, 1921, on the Rempp family farm east of Montezuma, Iowa. She was the daughter of Frank and Ethel Rempp Bruns. After attending rural school and schools at Montezuma and Barnes City, she graduated with the Deep River class of 1939. She attended William Penn College, Oskaloosa, and taught rural schools for three years .
Evelyn was united in marriage to Kenneth Lowell Icenbice on March 22, 1941 in Lancaster, Missouri. They lived on the Eliza Weiss farm and farmed it for 13 years until they moved to the home place in 1954. After Kenneth’s death in 1962, she and her family moved into Deep River and she started working for the U.S. Postal Service as a clerk in September 1963. In 1972, she assumed the duties of Officer in Charge at the Millersburg Post Office and became Postmaster in 1973. On November 1, 1978 she became Postmaster in Deep River .
Evelyn was an active member in the Christian Church (Disciples) at Deep River. She was a member of the Mayflower Chapter #244 OES, served as Worth Matron in 1957, served as organist for 24 years and served as Grand Warder in Iowa Grand Chapter OES in 1980. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #296 of Deep River, Iowa.
Evelyn’s memory is honored by her four children: Larry (Linda) Icenbice of Greenfield, Iowa, Richard (Pat) Icenbice of Deep River, Iowa, Alana (Dennis) Meyer of Deep River, Iowa, and Kenneth, Jr., (Cheryl) Icenbice of Virginia Beach, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Lori (Jeff) Bogart, Lisa (Todd) Lamb, Leslie (Bobby) Russell, Keith (Joni) Icenbice, Nancy(Tom) Voss, Angela (Bill) George, Monica (Todd Wali) Meyer, Erin (Justin Hankins) Icenbice, and Matthew (Cori Lynn Trask) Icenbice. Also fourteen great grand children: Bryce Bogart, Lindsey Bogart, Jackson Lamb, Spencer Lamb, Whitney Lamb, Megan Russell, Nathan Russell, Mallory Evelyn Russell, Zachary Voss, Rylee Voss, Jorie Icenbice, Tanner Icenbice, Syd George and Joe George.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, a granddaughter , Danielle Meyer; and her four brothers,: William, John Ray, Paul and Wayne Bruns.
Source: Holland-Coble Funeral Home