Ivalee (Grunert) David, 90, Russell, died Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Russell.
She was born Aug. 2, 1929, north of Almena to Charles and Viola (Clouse) Grunert.
She married Robert David. He preceded her in death in 2006 after 56 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and stay at home mom. She was employed at the Steak House and was assistant manager at the Ben Franklin store in Norton. She later worked with her husband at David Electric and Plumbing business and became a representative for the Artex paint company in which she started weekly paint clubs. She owned and operated the Knick, Knack, Knook Craft and Hobby store in Russell for over 40 years.
She was a member of United Brethren Church outside of Almena until moving to Russell where she attended Otterbein Church since 1950. She was a member of Russell Antique Club.
She enjoyed many duties with the church, helping with the shoe boxes, children’s hour, and helping in the kitchen serving meals. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts, she enjoyed being a room mother for several years. She enjoyed crafts, many hours in her garden, sewing, needlepoint, crocheting and spending time with family, friends and pets.
Survivors include a son, Mike David, Russell; two daughters, Brenda Dixon and husband, Ron, Fountain, Colo., and Stacey David, Russell; two grandchildren, Shawn Clark and Cara St. Peters; and four great-grandchildren, Sofia and Domonic, GiGi and Frank.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, niece and nephew.
A private family service and burial will be Friday in Mount Herman Cemetery, Paradise.
Memorials are suggested to the Humane Society of the High Plains, in care of Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.
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