Elva Marie Kahn
February 13, 1923 ~ May 15, 2015
Elva M. Kahn, age 92 of Charles City, IA, formerly of New Hampton, IA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 15, 2015 at her home in Charles City. Elva Kahn was born on February 13, 1923 to Daniel and Anna (Holladay) White in Poplar Bluff, MO. The family moved to Sac County Iowa. After graduating from high school, Elva worked for Rath Meat Packing in Waterloo, IA. She was united in marriage to Neil Kahn Sr. in 1945 and later divorced. To this union six children were born and raised on the family farm near Williamstown, south of New Hampton. Elva moved into New Hampton and worked until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, reading, traveling and bird watching. She was a member of the Williamstown United Methodist Church and The Coffee Cup bowling league. Elva is survived by her children Sherryl Kay Paul of Lansing, IA, Neil W. (Julianne) Kahn of Waterloo, IA, Karen A. Kahn of Charles City, Evelyn J. Budweg of New Hampton, Mary Beth (Curt) Reisner of New Hampton, and Kimberly Sue (Amy Charnley) Havens of Omaha, NE; grandchildren Shana Holland-Lair, Rachel Kahn, Brian Kahn, Sabrina (Sam) Venegas, Grant (Amanda) Harkrader, Brianna (Jared) Pitz, Daniel Budweg (Sara Marsau), Gina Havens (Dean Dacay) and Marshall Havens (Zach Connor); great grandhildren Karly, Jordyn, Ryeleigh, Wesley, Kaitlin and Logan; two brothers Joe (Doris) White of Iowa Falls, IA, C. Dale (Gwen) White of Concord, MA; and one sister Ruth Dvorak of Pella, IA. She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel and Anna White, three brothers Jerry, Dellas and Dan; one sister Roberta; grandson Reed Troy Holland; sons-in-law Roy Holland and Dennis Paul.