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Lena Hewlett Grand River

Published: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9:49 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:00 a.m. CDT

Lena Hewlett, 79, of Grand River died April 10, 2014, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Monday, April 14, at Slade-O’Donnell Funeral Home in Leon. The Rev. Rick Hawkins officiatted. Burial was in Grand River Cemetery.

Lena Marie Hewlett, daughter of Mary Lucille (Shields) and Reese Nile Boles, was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Leon.

Lena graduated from Grand River High School in 1953.

After graduation, Lena went to art school.

On Sept. 19, 1954, Lena married Francis Lee Hewlett in Grand River.

After Francis died on Dec. 13, 1989, Lena went to work at Grand River Post Office for several years.

On Oct. 14, 2006, Lena married Daniel Wilson Cunningham.

Lena was a member of the Church of Christian Science.

Lena is survived by her husband Dan Cunningham of Grand River; children, Kevin and Nancy Hewlett of Osceola, Greg Hewlett of Grand River, Angela and Jeff Polacek of Afton, Minn., and Chris and Michelle Hewlett of Des Moines; stepchildren, Dan Cunningham Jr. of Truro and Kim and Kirk Hewlett of Leon; grandchildren, Shannon and Mike Mayhew, Vanessa and Kyle Dreessen, Zachary Hewlett, Ben and Bessy Hewlett, Aric Hewlett, Alex Polacek, Wade Polacek, Ashlyn and Adam Millang, Brett Hewlett and Reese Hewlett; step-grandchildren, Kolton and Kolby Hewlett; great-grandchildren, Addyson, Wyatt, Aryanna, Ahnyka, Hadley, Beckett and Harper; sister Lucia Daughton of Grand River; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Lena was preceded in death by her parents; brother Ralph and his wife Beatrice and brother-in-law John Daughton.

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