Iva L. Kiser-Dowler, 98, of Cridersville, died at 12:56 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2012, at Otterbein-Cridersville.
She was born Nov. 16, 1913, in Duchouquet Township, Auglaize County, to Dorothea (Naumberg) and C. Cal Carter. On May 23, 1936, she married Vernon Lyle Kiser, and he preceded her in death May 9, 1995. On June 13, 1998, she married John Russell Dowler of West Milton, and he preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Harvey (Janet) Kiser, of Manhattan, Kan.; a daughter, Sandra L. (James) Miller, of Toledo; seven grandchildren, David (Marcie) Kiser, of Estes Park, Colo., Karen (Richard) Remsig, of Waynesburg, Pa., Annette (Todd) Kennedy, of Phillipsburg, Kan., Marilee (Michael) Edwards, of Olathe, Kan., Douglas (Tina) Miller, of Toledo, Stephen (Shylah) Miller, of Toledo, and Philip (Sara) Miller of Carey; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleola (Homer âPeteâ) Helmlinger, of Wapakoneta; and a sister-in-law, Marie Carter, of Wapakoneta.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ira Homer Carter.
Iva graduated from Blume High School in 1931 and Bowling Green University in 1933 with a teaching certificate and later from Ohio Northern University with a bachelors degree in 1962. She had been a school teacher, teaching at the Parlette one room schoolhouse from 1934 to 1936 and in Noble Township from 1956 to 1958 and then at Cridersville Public School until 1974. She had been a member of Cridersville United Methodist Church since the 1940s. She had been a very active member having held several offices, taught Sunday School and participated in several ladies circles. She was also a member of the Auglaize County Farm Bureau, Auglaize County and Ohio Retired Teachers Associations, and also Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Services are at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home in Cridersville, with the Revs. Jerry Wiles and Nola Heilman officiating.
Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be given to Cridersville United Methodist Church, Otterbein-Cridersville or the V. Lyle Kiser Conservation Education Fund in care of the Wapakoneta Foundation.
Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.Com.