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Hickory Funeral Home

1031 11th Avenue Blvd SE, Hickory, NC

OBITUARY

Iva Jean (Starnes) Rhyne

February 4, 1952March 18, 2020
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Hickory-Iva Jean Starnes Rhyne, 68 of Hickory passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center.

Born in Catawba County on February 4, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Louise Rowe Starnes.

Her love for children shown in her many years of service as a private nanny to numerous families. She was much sought after for the care she gave to the children. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be deeply missed by family and many friends.

She is survived by her husband Kenny Rhyne of the home; her son Derek Keener and wife Nicole of Hickory; step-son Corey Rhyne of Hickory; step-daughter Jessica Rhyne and fiancé Austin Lutz of Hickory; granddaughters Fiona Keener, Heidi Keener and Ansleigh Lutz all of Hickory; her sisters Anna Wallace of Hickory, Joyce Long and husband Jeff of Hickory, and Susan Steiger and husband Bob of Hickory; loving niece Shelley Hughes and her fur baby Gracie.

The family will have a private service followed with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oakwood City, OK, 73123.

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Heidy Quezada

March 23, 2020

I had the pleasure to meet Mrs. Iva Rhyne, her husband and sister at the cancer center. Her and I connected with a hug during a difficult time. Since then, she will always look for me or I will look for her to give each other our hug of support. She was a strong, sweet and loving person. I will miss her so much. She will always be in my heart. I know she is at peace now where there is no more pain. My condolences to the family. RIP Mrs. Iva Rhyne 🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹🌹🌹

Betty Burcham Hildreth

March 20, 2020

Kenny,
My love,prayers and sympathy go out to you and the family in this time of sorrow.
I wish I had got to know Iva more. The times I was with her,I thought she was a beautiful,lovely sweet lady.
Your memories will make each day sustainable.
Love you Kenny. I just know Buddy is aggravating Iva in Heaven😊
😊⚘This is a rose for Iva RIP dear lady. Lo l

Paula Ford

March 19, 2020

Iva and I were friends in High School. I always loved her smile. She and I in the last two years had reconnected across the miles with Facebook. Both diagnosed about the same time, we started conversations about our faith, love of family and courage to fight our battles. She had a great faith and love for her Lord. I know she will be in Heaven Smiling as we each meet her some day.
She was sure of God’s promise.
Prayers with you all.
Paula Osborne Ford

Heather Saine

March 19, 2020

It was such a pleaser to have spoken with her at many events at Derek and Nicole’s house. She had such a great personality. Me and my husband send our condolences to Kenny, and Derek’s family.

With love,
Jonathan, Heather, Emma, Ashlyn, & Rowan Saine

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