Schmitz Funeral Home obituary – Elizabeth A. Derr, 87, Croton

Elizabeth A. Derr, 87, of Croton, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Elizabeth A. Derr, 87, of Croton, Iowa, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Van Buren Community Hospital in Keosauqua.
She was born on February 28, 1934, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of William and Violet (Inman) Biddenstadt. On December 25, 1949, she married Darius “Junior” Lewis Derr. in Donnellson, Iowa He preceded her in death on November 14, 2013.
Survivors include one son: Terry (Rhonda) Derr of Keosauqua, Iowa; one daughter: Rebecca (Charles) Smith of Farmington, Iowa; one daughter: Mary Mapes of Arizona; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; five step-great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-grandson: Jeff and seven siblings.
Elizabeth was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington. She worked at Sheller-Globe and retired after forty years. She enjoyed going to farmers’ markets, yard sales, Dollar General and participating in the Farmington Jamboree.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Charleston Cemetery, rural Charleston, Iowa, with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be at Charleston Cemetery.
Memorials have been established in her memory for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with arrangements.

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