Masters, Iva

Written by David Green.

Iva Louise Masters, 85, of Morenci, Mich., died Dec. 20, 2011, surrounded by her family under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.

She was born June 19, 1926, in Morenci, the daughter of Hugh and Alice (Fancher) VanArsdalen. On July 21, 1945, in Morenci, she married Roger D. Masters. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 1990.

Iva was a life-long resident of the Morenci area.  She was a member of the Munson United Brethren Church and the Women's Missionary Fellowship of Munson. Iva enjoyed going to church, doing needlepoint, reading and going to her grandchildren's sporting events.

Survivors include three children, Deborah (and John) VanHavel of Hudson, Mich., Mark (and LuAnn) Masters of Morenci and Mary (and Mike) McDowell of Morenci; a brother, William (and Joan) VanArsdalen of Hillsdale, Mich.; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Besides her husband, Iva was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, James VanArsdalen.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec.23, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Aden Porter officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Munson United Brethren Church or to Hospice of Lenawee County.

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