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Obituaries Joyce Button

Joyce A. Button, 65, Vermillion, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004 at the Sioux Valley Vermillion Care Center, Vermillion.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, with Fr. Don Imming officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Vermillion.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 at Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home, followed by a prayer service at 7 p.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church.

Ms. Button was born July 29, 1938 in Vermillion, to Albert and Lela (Trudeau) Seney. She graduated from Vermillion High School in 1956.

She worked as a waitress, then worked for a catering company and for the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Des Moines, IA. She married Donald Button in June of 1956 in Des Moines.

She moved to Vermillion in 1987. She worked at the Clay County Courthouse in the treasurer's office, then at The University of South Dakota. She retired in 2003.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Vermillion, the Altar Society and Catholic Daughters of America.

Survivors include a daughter, Lorie Button of Sioux Falls; sons Mark (Lorraine) of Lexington, SC, Guy of Vermillion, and Randy of Yankton; a sister, Judith (Harlan) Hanson of Vermillion; brothers Bill (Eleanor) Seney of Beresford, and David (Cheryl) Seney of Burbank; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lela Seney, a sister, Betty Jean GoBell, and a son, Douglas Paul Button.

Iverson-Siecke Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Janet McVay

Janet R. (Conway) McVay, 48, of Omaha, NE, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 at the Nebraska Skilled Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Omaha after a long battle with cancer.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, in the Brand-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Tony Anderson officiating. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, Jan. 9 from

5 to 9 p.m. at Brand-Wilson

Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.brandwilson.com.

Janet R. (Conway) McVay was born Oct. 28, 1955 to Jack and Genevieve (Ground) Conway in Hastings, NE.

She graduated from Hastings High School in 1974. She attended the Assembly of God College in Springfield, MO, then transferred to Midlands College in Fremont, NE, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science. She attended the University of Omaha and The University of South Dakota, working on her master's degree in economics and her doctorate in higher education.

She was a Girl Scout leader and taught Bible school at Morton Elementary in Hastings. She also worked in accounting at various places and taught economics at the Community College in Sioux Falls.

On Dec. 24, 1975 she married John L. McVay in Omaha. Through the years they moved to Fremont, NE, Valley, NE, Vermillion, Huron, Bellevue, NE, and Omaha.

She is survived by her husband, John of Omaha; two sons, Wesley L. of Omaha, and Brian L. of Waverly; her mother, Genevieve Conway of Hastings, NE; and one sister, Bette Kleinschmidt of Hastings, NE.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack, on Feb., 21, 2003.

Memorials may be given to the family.

Ada Morgan

Ada K. Morgan, 95, of Battle Creek, IA, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2004 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove, IA.

Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the First Presbyterian Church in Battle Creek, IA, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Rev. Kevin J. Freese officiated at the service. A private burial followed in the Odebolt Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Memorial Fund at Willow Dale Wellness Village, Highway 175, Battle Creek, IA, 51006, in care of Wilma McClellan or to the First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek, IA, 51006, in care of the Rev. Kevin J. Freese.

Ada K. (Johnson) Morgan was born Jan. 23, 1908, in Vermillion, the daughter of Peter Oscar and Mamie Peterson. She grew up on the family homestead near Spink, with her four brothers and a sister. She attended primary school at a one-room school house near the homestead and graduated from high school in Vermillion. She attended business school in Sioux City, IA.

During her early years in Sioux City, she worked as a secretary for the Windcharger Corporation and the Sioux Tool and Die Corporation. In 1938, she married Victor E. Johnson at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. Following their marriage, the couple made their home in Sioux City.

She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was an active member of the First Lutheran Church of Sioux City, where she served in the Women's Auxiliary. Additionally, she served as a volunteer for several social service agencies in Sioux City. She enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable gardens, playing bridge and visiting with neighbors and friends.

After the death of her husband Vic in 1977, she married Len S. Morgan in Onawa, IA, in 1982. The couple lived in Ida Grove and most recently settle in Battle Creek, where Mrs. Morgan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Victor; a sister, Ruth Crogstad; and four brothers, Floyd, Everett, William and Mervin Peterson.

Immediate survivors from her first marriage include her son, Gary D. Johnson of Etna, NH; a granddaughter, Kirsten A. Johnson of Golden, CO; and 12 nieces and nephews and their children. Survivors from her second marriage include her husband, Len S. Morgan of Battle Creek; three step-children, Beverly Backhaus of Ida Grove, Juanita Johnson of Shcaller, and Douglas Morgan of Lawrence, KS; and several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

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