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RoEmma M. Tull

RoEmma M. Tull, 90 years old, died peacefully Monday, April 20, 2020 surrounded by family at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston, IA.
RoEmma M. Sissel Tull was born to William “Gail” Sissel and Edna Fern Reynolds Sissel on January 9, 1930 south of Kellerton, IA.
RoEmma was a Kellerton graduate of the class of 1948. She married Archie Ivan Tull on October 23, 1948 in Bethany, MO; which started a family of Connie Marie, Dale Ivan, Terry Gene, Peggy Jo, Penny Lea and stepdaughter, Janet Pearl.
She chose to be a caregiver and nursing home aide/medical aide for many years in and around the Creston, Lamoni and Mount Ayr areas. She also worked at the cap factory in Grant City, MO and in Mount Ayr for 10 years.
RoEmma liked to stay busy, always ready for adventure with family and friends. It never mattered if it were to church, over to a neighbors’ or to some distant country she had never been before. Some might even say she was the loudest duck in the puddle. She enjoyed playing cards and bingo and even folding the laundry at the nursing home.
She had a strong faith in her Savior Jesus and was a faithful attendee at the Clearfield Methodist Church, where she was a member. After moving to Creston, she went to the First Christian Church with her daughters.
RoEmma is survived by her children Connie (Chris) Norem, Penny (Jerry) Carson, Janet (James) Sissel all of Creston, IA and Dale (Marlene) Tull of Mount Ayr, IA; grandchildren, Angie (Jeff) Hendren, Scott (Sheila) Stanley all of Leavenworth, KS, Jessica Richman of Austin, TX, Jeff (Amy) Tull of Lenox, IA, Christopher (Kerry) Van Fosson of Lindsborg, KS, Misty (J.T.) Dean of Lathrop, MO, Andrea (Dave) Morrison of Des Moines, IO, Allyson (Duane) Tilk of Stuart, IO; 13 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; brothers, Keith (Leona) Sissel of Kansas City, MO, Delbert (LaDonna) Sissel of Excelsior Springs, MO; sister, Dorothy Smith of Clearfield, IA; several nieces, nephews and cousins on the Sissel and Tull sides of the family.
Preceding her in death are her parents, William “Gail” and Edna Fern Sissel; husband, Archie Ivan Tull; daughter, Peggy Jo Elliott; son, Terry Gene Tull; sister, Juanita Darlene Mathis; brothers-in-law, Walter “June” Mathis, Cecil Smith; parents-in-law, Reuben Turner Tull and Minnie Pearl Tull. We love you and will miss you greatly!
Private services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2020 at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr, IA.
Officiating was Pastor Gary Shea.
Musicians were Clyde and Alice Sweeten.
Special songs were “How Great Thou Art” and “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”.
Casketbearers were Dale Tull, Chris Norem, Gary Shea and Bill Armstrong.
Honorary casketbearers were Jeff Tull, Jeff Hendren, Scott Stanley, John Thomas Dean, Christopher Van Fosson and Jordan Richman.
RoEmma was laid to rest at Payne Cemetery in Hatfield, MO.
Memorials are to Dragoon Trace Nature Center.

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