Delores Vance


Delores Mae Vance, 91, of Paris, and formerly of Rochelle, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Life’s Journey Senior Living, where for the last three years she was cared for by their loving staff. She was a homemaker.

Private family services will be held at a later date in Muscatine, Iowa. Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements

Mrs. Vance was born July 8, 1927, at Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of the late Oliver and Alice Apple Terry.  Shortly after World War II, she met the love of her life, veteran Robert Vance. They were married Nov. 15, 1946, at Muscatine, and he passed away in 2002 after almost 56 years of marriage.

She is survived by two daughters, Pam (Steve) Brinkerhoff of Paris and Jan (Ed) Kissick of Rochelle; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mabel Terry of Muscatine, Iowa; and a brother-in-law, Harvey (Darlene) Vance of Muscatine, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by five siblings.

Mrs. Vance was a member of the Methodist Church and the hospital auxiliary. She was a loving, stay-at-home mother and was devoted to her family. 

Memorial donations may be made to Life’s Journey Senior Living. 

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