Ione Roselyn Lightly, 97

Published 10:37 am Friday, January 31, 2014

Ione Roselyn Lightly, 97, formerly of Austin, Minn., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Peoria, Ill.

Ione was born June 21, 1916, in rural Fillmore County, Minn., to Lars and Petra (Larson) Osland. Ione married Arnold Lightly on Oct 9, 1941. They had two children, Dorothy and Douglas.



After graduating from Leroy High School in 1932, Ione went to Nurses’ Training at Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, graduating in 1938. She worked at St. Olaf Hospital in Austin from 1938 to 1941. Ione and Arnold farmed in Oakland Township in Freeborn County, Minn. She taught preschool Sunday School at First Baptist and Grace Baptist Churches in Austin.

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After living on the family farm until 1985, Ione lived at St Mark’s Apartments in Austin for 27 years. She lived in Peoria with Doug and Jane since 2012.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990, her daughter Dorothy Davidson in 2011, her parents, two sisters “Little Anna” and Anna Fairchild, and three brothers Orvin, Linsworth, and Harold Osland.

Ione is survived by her son: Douglas (Jane) Lightly, of Peoria; son-in-law: Don (Kathy) Davidson, of Austin; five grandchildren: Dennis (Gwen) Davidson, Debbie (Cecil) Berlie, Lisa (Shaun) Carter, John (Ami) Lightly, and David (Rebekah) Lightly. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren; one brother: Edward (Ramona) Osland,m of Waterloo, Iowa; sister-in-law: Evelyn Osland of LeRoy, Minn.; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary Chapel in Austin with Pastor Gene Murrell officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be at the mortuary on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

Memorials may be made to Moody Radio Ministry, or Shepherds Ministries in Union Grove, Wis.