Lucile Harden LEMARS, Iowa — Lucile E. Harden, 90, of LeMars, Iowa, formerly of Gayville and Yankton, died Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002) at Park Place Estates, LeMars.
A private family burial is Saturday at Gayville Cemetery, followed by a 11 a.m. community memorial service at Gayville Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bert Burwell officiating.
Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Friday, at Ray, Cantrell & Wintz Funeral Home, Yankton, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
She was born Nov. 20, 1911, to Louie and Carrie Emelia (Thompson) Cook on a farm northwest of Volin. She attended Mcfarland School in the country and graduated from Volin High School in 1930. In 1932, with a two-year South Dakota teacher's certificate she had earned at Yankton College, she began teaching country school at Inch School west of Gayville. She spent summers traveling and studying all over the west and finished her bachelor's degree at Yankton College in 1938. She taught at Spencer for one year and five more years at Beadle School in Yankton. In the late 1960's and early 1970's she taught fifth grade in the Gayville-Volin School. She married Lloyd Harden Oct. 3, 1943, at her childhood home near Volin. He died Nov. 14, 1971.
She was an active member of Gayville Lutheran Church, and loved the craft of tatting, which she delighted in teaching and displaying wherever she went.
She is survived by three children: Linda (Richard) Bakken, Garretson; Gayle (Ron) Lien, Alta, Wyo., and Ross (Linda) Harden, LeMars, Iowa; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Carrol Cook, Volin, and Marvin Cook, Yankton; a sister-in-law and a niece.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.