John A. Lemon, 80, of Lorimor died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at Winterset Four Square Church.
Surviving are his daughters, Tina Molln of Lorimor and Johnna (Roger) McNeley of Winterset; grandchildren, Crystal Mick (Chad Thomas) of Lorimor, John R. Lemon of Greenfield and Brandon Jones of Winterset; great-grandchildren, Elaina Mick, Sierra Mick, Hunter Thomas, Raelynn Jones and Sage Jones; and siblings, Dora Hibdon of Lorimor and William (Betty) Lemon of Osceola.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Janet and brothers, Joseph and James.
John Alvin Lemon was born Dec. 18, 1937, at Boot Jack Corner, Iowa, to Leroy F. and Dorothea (Sheldon) Lemon. He was united in marriage to Janet Louise Parker on March 21, 1958, in Issaquah, Washington. Janet preceded him in death in 2015.
His kids called him a “Motor Grader Operator” during the years he worked road construction. Then he spent many years farming, which was his passion. After retirement, he joined his wife in flea markets with antiques and collectibles. They spent many hours baking to prepare for their multiple farmers markets. He loved playing cribbage, cards and Yahtzee with family and friends. John and Janet’s favorite entertainment was casino hopping.
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