August 04, 2021

Rosa Eddy


Rosa May (Jacobson) Eddy was born April 21, 1918, to H. Viggo and Bertha (Huff) Jacobson in Greenfield, Iowa. She passed away on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at the age of 103, surrounded by her family in Greenfield.

Rosa was born in Prussia Township and attended country school. Rosa married George Earl Eddy on October 7, 1944, and to this union, three children were born: Linda, Kenneth and Dennis.

Rosa was a midwife/nanny before her marriage to George, and helped deliver and care for the babies after they were born.

Rosa and George lived in several places in Adair County before settling on the farm south of Stuart. In 1992 they moved to Greenfield. Rosa worked side by side with George on the farm, driving the tractor and caring for livestock.

Rosa was a member of Fairview Congressional Church and Ladies Working Band. She also volunteered at the Adair County Historical Society.

Rosa had a beautiful smile and never complained. She always welcomed family and friends into her home. She enjoyed taking her grandchildren and their friends fishing. She loved square dancing, going for car rides and getting ice cream. She enjoyed embroidering, quilting, and playing cards.

Rosa is survived by her sons Kenneth (Kim) Eddy of Greenfield and Dennis (Pat) Eddy of Stuart; grandchildren: Mike (Kelly) Faga, Steve (Melissa) Faga, Susie (Mark) Sigwarth, Richard (Melissa) Eddy, Brad (Ronda) Eddy, Todd (August) Eddy, Chris (Suzie) Eddy, Brian (Amy) Eddy, Marisa (Kevin) Pickrell, Amanda (Scott) Pickrell, and Sam (Jessica) Foster; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.

Rosa was preceded in death by her parents, husband George, daughter Linda and husband Jack Faga, daughter-in-law Jan Eddy, sisters Vera Ahl and Goldie Gomez.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 19, 2021, at United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial in Greenfield Cemetery. Pastor Melinda Stonebraker officiated. Steen Funeral Home in Greenfield was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be left to the family at Memorials may be directed to the Fairview Congregational Christian Church south of Stuart.