Lenora Jean Hiddleson of Perry


Lenora Jean Hiddleson, 76, of Perry passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, with family by her side.

Leora Jean Elsberry was born June 10, 1944, at Boone County Hospital to William Frederick Elsberry and Louise Margaretha Elsberry (Wolf).

Jeannie, as she liked to be called, graduated from Ogden High School in 1962.

She was betrothed in marriage Nov. 20, 1965, to David Dale Hiddleson, and they made their residence first in a house near Bouton and then for more than 50 years at a residence north of Perry.

Jeannie enjoyed spending time with her sons and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as traveling. She also enjoyed mushroom hunting, baking, playing cards, watching the humming birds, squirrels and other birds outside her living room window as well as cooking programs and the daily episode of Young and the Restless.

She worked at 3M in Ames for 30 years before retiring.

Jeannie was a wonderful, devoted wife of more than 55 years and was kind and loving to everybody she met, always putting others before herself.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Louise; brothers, Arnold Elsberry, Myron Elsberry and Reynold Elsberry; and sisters, Dorothy Elsberry, Geraldine Price, Wilma Brown, Pauline Elsberry and Loretta Elsberry.

Those left to mourn her passing are her husband, David Hiddleson; sister-in-law,Yvonne Elsberry; sons, Chad (Glenda) Hiddleson of Dawson and Chris Hiddleson of Ft. Dodge; grandchildren, Brandy (Scott) Little of Boone, Joshua Knudtson of Ashland, Oregon, Austin Hiddleson of Des Moines, Autumn Hiddleson of Yale, Elise Hiddleson of Des Moines and Naima (Ray) Cerwick of Perry; and great-grandchildren, Elianna Hiddleson, Abril Gonzalez, Simo Cerwick, Yousef Cerwick and Jaime Cerwick of Perry; many cousins; nieces; and nephews.

Memorials may be directed to the family at 1945 Clover Ave., Perry, IA 50220. No services are planned at this time.


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