NEVA J. SPRINGER
Neva J. Springer, age 97, of Kahoka, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 in the Clark Co. Nursing home in Kahoka.
Neva was born December 24, 1924 at the family farm in Lee County, IA, near Argyle, a daughter of William Pearl and Irene Wilsey Jeffers.
She attended Sargent School through 8th grade, graduating from Argyle High School in 1942.
On August 16, 1943, she was united in marriage to Forrest “Newt” Springer in Kahoka. He preceded her in death in 2003.
Survivors include four sons: Brian (Gina) Springer of Kahoka, MO, Dan (Jo) Springer of Fayetteville, GA, Steve (Brenda) Springer of Kahoka, MO and Cort (Bev) Springer of New London, IA; two daughters, Kathy Long of Alexandria, MO and Kim Himenes of Kahoka, MO; a sister, Joan Evans of Marion, IA; fourteen grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; and several great great grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was lovingly referred to as Aunt Neenie” by her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Newt, Neva was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Bill Jeffers and Jeff (Ann) Jeffers; two sisters, Gertrude (Bob) McCarty and Mary Liz (Vic) Case; a brother-in-law, Harold Evans; and a grandson, Sean Verdon.
Neva had been a bookkeeper for McCarty Implement and during World War II she worked for Drydens making gas masks. Most of her life was spent raising her children and caring for her home.
Neva was of the Methodist Faith. She and Newt loved traveling and camping. She spent many hours volunteering at the St. Francisville Community Center, the Clark Co. Nutrition Site where she was a former board member, and was active in the Clark Co. Food Pantry. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan and attended her first Cardinals game at the age of 91. At the nursing home, Neva loved participating in the many activities. One of her quotes summed up her life – “Trust God and enjoy life as much as you can”.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Wilson and Triplett Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating. Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. on Saturday until time of services. Burial will follow in the Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the St. Francisville Community Center or the Clark County Nutrition Center.