Harriett Arva Denison
July 9, 1927 - November 16, 2020

Harriett Arva Denison

Harriett Arva Denison
Jul 9, 1927 - Nov 16, 2020

Harriett Arva Denison
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Keswick- Harriett Arva Denison was born July 9, 1927 northwest of Keswick, Iowa, the daughter of Orlando and Bessie Harriett (Reasoner) Edmundson. She graduated from Keswick High School in 1945. On May 19, 1945 Harriett was united in marriage to Gerald Wayne Denison in Keswick, they were married 69 years. She spent 50 years helping Gerald on the farm and taking care of their family. In 1993, they moved into the town of Keswick. Harriett was a member of the Keswick United Methodist Church and the Keswick UMW. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. Harriett died on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Sigourney Care Center at the age of 93 years.
She is survived by her children Ronald (Joy) Denison of Keswick and Rachelle (Gary) Morrison of Ottumwa; six grandchildren: Xan (Mike) Mooney, Jace (Courtney) Denison, Nick (Crystal) Morrison, Wade (Hannah) Morrison, Ward (Sabrina) Morrison and Wyatt (Kourtney) Morrison; thirteen great grandchildren: Alexa and Drake Mooney, Roya and Millie Denison, Jaden and Owen Morrison, Gunner and Jager Morrison, Ryker, Kinzley, Harlyn and Mavryk Morrison and Vera Morrison; and a special neighbor and friend Jane Feree . She was preceded by her parents, husband, three brothers: Dale, Wayne and Raymond Edmundson and two sisters: Dorothy Tadlock and Jessie Blaylock.
A private family service will be held at the Powell Funeral Home in North English. The funeral service will be live streamed on the Powell Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in the Sixteen Cemetery, rural Thornburg. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home in North English. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. Memorials may be given to Keswick United Methodist Church or Keswick Fire and Rescue. Messages and tributes may be left at

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Kerry Gegner on Nov 29, 2020

So sorry to this. She was such a cheerful and lovely soul. My prayers are with you.

Lois Middlekauff-Kepple on Nov 22, 2020

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead and may all the good memories bring you peace. Your Mom was a special lady and I will always remember how kind and caring she was. Know that she touched many lives during her life's journey and will always be remembered. Lois Middlekauff-Kepple

Ken Wulf on Nov 19, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I remember a couple that was so loyal to their children and grandchildren. Think of the miles they traveled to support you at home and away. Each of you have special memories. When you can recall them with a smile on your face and laughter in your heart, I know she will be doing the same. Memories are a treasure forever. You have many. You are all blessed.

Toni ( Baethke) Hull on Nov 19, 2020

Ron & Rachelle ..... what a grand lady your mother was!!! Always so gentle with a sweet smile. I grew up knowing Harriet & that is something I am very thankful for. Please know we are thinking of you & holding you in our prayers. Mothers are very special people.

Jo Ann Grush Peterson on Nov 18, 2020

What great memories of your parents--all those time Gerald and Dad worked together, remembering when we were together as families, how excited we girls were when they were having their 2 children, being involved in church life in Keswick,etc. Our prayers are with you now--you have many great memories to share , I am sure. Jo Ann Peterson for the Grush Girls

Sandra George on Nov 18, 2020

Sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Linda Kerr on Nov 18, 2020

Miss Harriett was a lady through and through. Her shining example was a guiding light for me. I was so lucky to have had the opportunity to meet her. With Deepest Sympathy to her family,Linda Kerr

Glenna De Zwarte on Nov 17, 2020

I enjoyed visiting with Harriett during my visits with my friend Ann. Harriett was always dressed so nicely and her hair was never out of place. Another thing I admired about her was her attitude. I never heard her complain about anything, and stated that “this is my home now”. Her good example is a lesson I will keep with me. May she Rest In Peace.
Glenna DeZwarte

Shelly Blaylock on Nov 17, 2020

Aunt Harriett was such a wonderful woman. I will never forget when Casey was little and would call her Grandma Jessie!

Doc and Linda Hoy on Nov 17, 2020

She was a lovey lady! We appreciated her kindness to Ann while being a roommate to her at the care center. She always had a smile when we came and was ready to visit. We are sorry for the loss of one so special. Doc and Linda Hoy

Nancy ILL on Nov 17, 2020

I’m so sorry for your loss. Harriet and my mom (Donna L) spent a lot of time together at SHC, frequent roommates as well as friends. She was a beautiful lady, so special. May she Rest In Peace.

Julie klein on Nov 17, 2020

She was such a beautiful lady. I loved getting to do her hair and take care of her when I worked at the care center. She cried when I told her I was leaving. I missed her the most!!



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