Luerettia Sullivan, 1927 – 2018

Services were held July 30 at St Joseph Catholic  Church in Jefferson for Luerettia May Sullivan, 90, of Jefferson.

Father John Gerald, pastor of the church, celebrated the Mass of the Resurrection. Sue Wind was lector. Amy Roberts was soloist, accompanied by Lois Last. Honorary bearers were Tracy Jessen, Heather Jessen, Holly Jessen, Amanda Helt and Jackie Molle.

Casket bearers were Jesse Helt, Mike Molly Dan Jessen, Mark Molle, Maxwell Molle and Kevin Lentz. Interment was at the St Joseph Cemetery.

The family was assisted by Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home of Jefferson.

Luerettia May Sullivan, daughter of Jacob Lentz and Velta Lentz Roberts, was born October 4, 1927, in Grand River, IA, and died July 24, 2018, at her home in Jefferson at the age of 90.

On June 9, 1945, Luerettia married Farrell Sullivan. They shared 63 years together until his death in 2008.
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Luerettia was one of nine children. She spent most of her childhood in Lineville, IA. Once she left Lineville she worked in the ammunition plant in Ankeny during World War Two, where she met Farrell during one of his visits to the plant while he was in the service. They met and fell in love and married. They then became proud parents of three amazing children.

Luerettia worked at various jobs including the Howard Theater, several restaurants around Jefferson, Chicago Rivet and WCI until her retirement. Luerettia loved to plant green beans for her family to enjoy. She loved visiting with family and friends, going out to eat, car rides and shopping when she could. Luerettia and Farrell enjoyed many years of vacationing at their home in Bella Vista, AR.

Luerettia was a member of  St Joseph Catholic Church and appreciated the ladies that  brought her communion every week.

Luerettia was preceded in death by her husband Farrell; her parents; one brother in infancy;  her brother Morris; five brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

Survivors include daughters Eleanor (David) Molle of Glidden and Connie Fagen of Jefferson; son Gene (Virginia) Sullivan of Jefferson; grandchildren Mark (Stacy) Molle of Marvin, SD, Mike Molle of Glidden, and Tracy (Daniel) Jessen of Baxter; great-grandchildren Jesse and Amanda Helt of Sioux City, Heather and Holly Jessen of Baxter, Maxwell Molle of Glidden and Jackie Molle of Marvin, SD; brothers Dean (Lois) Lentz of Jefferson, Carl Lentz of Lineville, Donnie (Virginia) Lentz of Lineville; sisters Mary Lou Kitto of Lineville, Susie Bennett of Conroe, TX, and Leota Merkel of Plainview, NE; sisters-in-law Elaine Wiggins of Jefferson and Pauline Sullivan of California; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

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