Funeral Services: Will be held on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor Melinda Stonebraker will officiate the service.
Open Visitation: Friends may call at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Sunday, July 18, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield.
Memorials: may be directed to the Fairview Congregational Christian Church south of Stuart.
Rosa May (Jacobson) Eddy was born April 21, 1918 to H. Viggo and Bertha (Huff) Jacobson in Greenfield, Iowa. She passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Greenfield, Iowa, at the age of 103 surrounded by her family.
Rosa was born in Prussia Township and attended country school. Rosa married George Earl Eddy on October 7, 1944 and to this union three children were born, Linda, Kenneth and Dennis.
Rosa was a midwife/nanny before her marriage to George, and helped deliver and care for the babies after they were born. Rosa and George lived several places in Adair County before settling on the farm south of Stuart, where Rosa worked side by side with George on the farm, driving tractor and caring for livestock. In 1992, they moved to Greenfield.
Rosa was a member of Fairview Congressional Church and Ladies Working Band. She also volunteered at the Adair County Historical Society.
Rosa had a beautiful smile and never complained. She always welcomed family and friends into her home. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren and their friends fishing. She loved square dancing, going for car rides and getting ice cream. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, and playing cards.
Rosa is survived by her sons Kenneth (Kim) Eddy of Greenfield and Dennis (Pat) Eddy of Stuart. Grandchildren Mike (Kelly) Faga, Steve (Melissa) Faga, Susie (Mark) Sigwarth, Richard (Melissa) Eddy, Brad (Ronda) Eddy, Todd (August) Eddy, Chris (Suzie) Eddy, Brian (Amy) Eddy, Marisa (Kevin) Pickrell, Amanda (Scott) Pickrell, and Sam (Jessica) Foster. Twenty-four great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.
Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, daughter Linda and husband Jack Faga, daughter in law Jan Eddy, sisters Vera Ahl and Goldie Gomez.