Greta Jean Lockhart, age 92, of Brownsville
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4:49 AM
Greta Jean Lockhart, 92, of Brownsville, died Sunday, Jan. 19, at Tweeten Healthcare in Spring Grove.
She was born July 10, 1921, at Waterville, Iowa, to Walter and Tilda (Olson) Huffey. She attended rural grade school near Waterville, Iowa, and graduated from Decorah High School in Decorah, Iowa.
Greta went to Chicago after high school for employment and spent 37 years working as a secretary in both commerce and civil service. She worked in Kentucky, St. Paul and La Crosse, Wis., during those years. In La Crosse, she was employed by the U.S. Forest Service and also by the Trane Company. After moving to the Brownsville area, Greta owned and operated Spring Hills Trout Farm, and also had an antique business.
Greta and William Lockhart were married on July 26, 1946. They later divorced.
After retirement she pursued her love of the arts, in the form of painting landscapes and portraits, and weaving beautiful pieces on her looms in her studio. She enjoyed horseback riding and went on many trail rides with friends, and also did cross country skiing. She was an avid collector of antiques, and knew the story of each one.
She is survived by her brother, George (Jean) Huffey of Waterville, Iowa; her sisters Leatrice McEvilly of Caledonia, Esther Enyart of Lancaster, Texas, and Lotus (Barton) Bulman of Caledonia; and by many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers and their spouses, the Rev. Lloyd (Myrtle) Huffey, the Rev. Vinton (Lillian) Huffey, and the Rev. Vernon (Marian) Huffey. Two sisters and their spouses also preceded her in death, Shirley (LuVerne) Brown and Merle (Jyles) Schultz, and by brothers-in-law, Jerry McEvilly, and William Enyart.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove. Burial will be in Zion Evangelical Church Cemetery (Cork Hollow Rd), rural Brownsville.
The Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove assisted the family with arrangements.