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Lynette Ivey

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:16 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 1:47 p.m. CDT

DAVIS — Lynette Emily Ivey, 68, of Davis, Ill., died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in UW Hospital in Madison, Wis.

She was born April 8, 1945, in Monroe, Wis., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orso Edwin and Margaret (Urban) Duerst. She married Robert C. Ivey in New Glarus, Wis., on June 24, 1967.

She taught elementary and preschool for over 30 years in Madison, Wis., DeKalb, Freeport, Derry, N.H., and Princeton. She was co-founder of the “Children’s Playshop” in Pella, Iowa, and co-published a children’s book on preschool education. She was a member of Durand United Methodist Church, several education organizations and P.E.O. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Platteville.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Julie Chang, Dr. Ford Ballantyne, Dr. Steve Hamel and ARNP Kristen Johanson for their compassionate and tender care given to Lynette.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Ivey of Davis; two sons, Matthew (Ryan) Ivey of Solon, Iowa, and Mark Ivey of Glendale Heights; two brothers, Reg (Martha) Duerst of Glenview and Gene (Jill) Duerst of Blanchardville, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Durand United Methodist Church, 102 E. Main St., Durand, with Pastor Brian Channel officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, Wis.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the McCorkle Funeral Home - Durand Chapel, 101 Main St., Durand, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to New Glarus United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 97, New Glarus, WI 53574; Durand United Methodist Church, 102 E. Main St., Durand, IL 61024; Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 651 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60661; or American Cancer Society, 4312 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108.

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