Lela Irene Grems
July 18, 1932 – July 1, 2018
Lela Irene Grems Urbandale, Iowa Lela Grems, 85, passed away at Urbandale Health Care Center under hospice care on Sunday, July 1st 2018 after a long battle with dementia. A private family burial service will be held on July 18, 2018 at Boone Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Boone, Iowa. Lela was born in Adair County on July 18th 1932, the daughter of Lyman and Faith Sheeder. She grew up on a farm in Greenfield, Iowa until she met Marvin Grems and they were married on June 1, 1957. Marvin and Lela resided in Boone where they raised their two adopted children, Bryan and Kim. Marvin divorced Lela in April of 1981. She chose to remain in Boone where she supported her children by working as a housekeeper at the Evangelical Free Church Home.
Lela is survived by her daughter, Kim (Jeff) Downing and her two granddaughters, Payton and Macie, all of Urbandale; two sisters, Cecil (Roy) Johnson of Washington, Iowa and Vivian Teas of Greenfield; brother, George (Mona) Sheeder of Des Moines; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; ex-husband; son; and brother-in-law, Joe Teas.
Private Family Burial Service