May 7, 1913- December 10, 2012
Funeral Services for Romaine Calvert, 99, of Jefferson will be 10:30 am Thursday, December 13, 2012 at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Interment will be in the Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation with the family will also be Thursday at Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 1 hour prior to the service at 9:30 am.
Romaine Lillian Calvert, the daughter of Robert William and Eva C. Hatfield Calvert, was born May 7, 1913 in Hardin Township, Greene County, Iowa. Romaine grew up on the family farm and attended Hardin No. 5 school through the eighth grade. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1932.
As a young child, she was baptized at Mount Horb Church, later transferring to the First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women.
Romaine worked for the Randelman family for 15 years. She worked at the United Food Market for 20 years, and also worked at Crowley’s Variety Store for 10 years.
Romaine enjoyed traveling to places like the World’s Fair in New York City, Washington D.C., California, Colorado, and the winters were spent in Florida and Texas.
She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, planting flowers, reading the Bible, and the many family gatherings.
Romaine Calvert died December 10, 2012 at the age of 99 years. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Harlan, Cecil, and Russell Calvert; and sister, Marguerite Weaver.
Survivors include her sisters: Maxine (Duane) Dunlop, Nadine (Verle) Bennett, Wilma Dunlop, Treva Smith, and Billie Pevestorf, all of Jefferson; her brother, Robert (Margaret) Calvert of Charles City; also 12 nieces and nephews.Information provided by: Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home 119 West Lincolnway PO Box 108 Jefferson, Iowa 50129 515.386.2171 www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com