Ione Langdon, 91, of Spring Valley died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at the Spring Valley Care Center.

Ione Erdean Stadtlander was born June 25, 1922, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Muhlenbruch) Stadtlander.

From eighth grade until graduation, she played on the girls varsity basketball in Iowa. She was also a part of the Glee Club and played piano. In 1940, Ione graduated from Rowan High School, being the valedictorian of her class.

On July 6, 1945, she was united in marriage to Albert Langdon at her parent's home in rural Rowan, Iowa.

She loved gardening and especially enjoyed African violets. When she was not gardening, she could be found playing card games, canasta and Rummikub. She was a very good friend, very thrifty and frugal.

She is survived by her husband, Albert Langdon of Spring Valley; children, Bruce (Donna Faye) Langdon of Ash Flat, Ark., Kent (Diane) Langdon of Oshkosh, Wis., and Carol (Roger) Sanford of Spring Valley and grandchildren, Joanna Langdon of Boston, Mass., and Catherine Langdon of Oshkosh, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marladean and granddaughter, Rachel.

Memorial services for her were held Monday, Feb. 3, at Faith United Methodist Church in Spring Valley with the Rev. David Lieder officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery at a later date.

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