Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

April 14, 2013

Ada Valentine

Daily Iowegian

CENTERVILLE — Ada Valentine, 100, of Centerville, formerly of Clarkdale, died Friday, April 12, 2013 at the Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.

She was born on Jan. 11, 1913 in Clarkdale, the daughter of Richard and Zella (Workman) Holland. Ada married Frendo Valentine in July of 1933 in Unionville, Mo. To this union three children were born, Donald, Ron and Kenny Valentine. Frendo passed away on May 20, 1984.

Ada led an active lifestyle throughout her lifetime. She loved gardening, as well as numerous other outdoor activities. Ada enjoyed cleaning her house, faithfully maintaining a “spotless” home on a daily basis. Most importantly, she loved caring for her family, especially cooking for them. When a family member walked into her home, she could often be heard asking, “Are you hungry?” Her famous Halloween, popcorn balls will be missed by many people.

She is survived by her two children, Ron (Mitzi) Valentine of Plano and Kenny (Jean) Valentine of Clarkdale; four grandchildren, Rick (Laura) Valentine of Indianola, Scott (Tracie) Valentine of Numa, Michael (Linda) Valentine of Centerville and Lee (Brenda) Valentine of Peculiar, Mo.; nine great-grandchildren, Sam, Rachael, Alex, Trevor, Tyler, Jon and Chris Valentine, Staci (Ryan) Climie and Shannon (Daniel) Robinson; three great-great-grandchildren, Cade Climie, Colton and Mesa Robinson; and two special nieces, Carolyn Whitehead and Judy Williams.

Ada was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frendo; a sister Hester Foster; a brother Richard Holland; and an infant son, Donald Keith Valentine.     

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2013 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Ken Mehrhoff officiating. Interment will follow in the Haines Cemetery north of Centerville. A visitation will be held on Sunday, April 14 at Lange Funeral Home from 1-8 p.m. with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Memorials have been established to the Haines Cemetery and may be given to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at