Luella June Givens was born June 14, 1917 in Latimer, Iowa the 11th of 13 children of James and Augusta (Witt) Lage. She grew up in Latimer graduating high school in 1936.
Luella was united in marriage to Morris O. Givens on June 5, 1936 at Calmar, IA. In earlier years, they lived in Latimer and Council Bluffs and then lived in Algona from 1947 to 1956. They then moved to Titonka where Morris was a rural mail carrier.
Luella and Morris enjoyed traveled to many conventions and enjoyed being with family. They spent some of their retirement summers working at a resort in Minnesota. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Titonka Care Center Help Mates, the Birthday Club, the Friendly Club, and the Titonka Lions and Lioness Clubs.
Luella J. Givens died Friday, August 10, 2007 at the Hancock Memorial Hospital in Britt at the age of 90. She had been a resident of the Titonka Care Center since November 1999.
She is survived by a son, Jae Givens and his wife Janet of Algona; two grandchildren, Melanie Matheny of Des Moines, and Michael Givens and his wife Alesha of Berwick; two great-grandchildren, Isaac and Kierra Matheny; one brother, Leland Lage of Sacramento, CA; a sister-in-law, Agnes Lage of Meservey, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother, Hazel Lage; her husband, Morris on February 10, 1987; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Submitted by DeAnna Lage Setzer
Posted by Ron Setzer