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Ila Sutherland Saville December 16, 1914 – August 15, 2010

  Funeral services for Ila Saville, age 95, of Bedford and Mount Ayr, who died Sunday, August 15, 2010 at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center will be held Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10 a.m. at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford.  Visitation was held Wednesday at the funeral home from 3 to 7 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.  Interment will be held at the Redding Cemetery.  

Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Central Iowa or Mount Ayr Health Care Center. Memories can be shared with the family at under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.

A Walk Through The Night

By the late granddaughter, 

Jennifer Lee (Saville) Mellencamp

Come go with me, 

Through the night.

Let’s laugh and talk, 

Let’s not be blue

Walking all night, 

Thinking of pretty sights.

Never wanting to turn back.

Wanting to walk forever, 

On a walk with you.

  Ila was born December 16, 1914 in El Dorado, Kansas, the daughter of Lewis and Ida May (Buchanan) Sutherland. 

When Ila was one month old, she lost her mother to pneumonia. Her uncle and aunt, Clyde and Leota (Olney) Sutherland became her parents.

Ila married Ansel Saville on March 17, 1934. They started their friendship in October, 1932. Their first date was to be on a Saturday evening. It was quite warm weather at the time and Ila had been mowing in the hay fields, driving horses. She had gotten too hot and became quite sick. The doctor had to come. When Ansel came, there was no date. Later in the week Ansel called and set another date. Ila and Ansel farmed and enjoyed 51 years of marriage until Ansel’s death on February 26, 1985.

Ila had a strong faith and a personal relationship with her Lord, which she relied on daily.

Survivors include two sons, Wendell Lee Saville and wife, Roberta, Doyle Dean Saville and wife, Jane, and daughter, Wilberta Weddle and husband, Buford; nine grandchildren and one deceased grandchild; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers, Melvin and Claude Sutherland and one grandchild, Jennifer Lee (Saville) Mellencamp.

My Grandparents

By the late granddaughter, 

Jennifer Lee (Saville) Mellencamp

First comes Grandpa 

who is so sweet and kind

Then comes Grandma 

who gives me all her time.

I love them both so very much

I hope they love me too’.

That’s why I’m glad their mine.

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