Delores Honts, age 91, of Winfield, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield.
Delores Jean Slusher was born on November 18, 1930, in Carrington, North Dakota, the daughter of A.H. (Buck) and Ruth Marie (Baker) Slusher. She graduated high school in 1948 from Montrose, Iowa. On September 18, 1955, Delores was united in marriage to James H. Honts of Winfield. In 1958 they bought a farm east of Winfield, where they raised turkeys. In 1963 they purchased Nelson Grocery and later Rathmell’s, retiring from Honts Grocery in 1984. Delores was a member of the Winfield United Methodist Church and was active with the Winfield Historical Society.
After her husband’s death in 1987, she enjoyed traveling and especially treasured her individual trips with each grandson. She very much enjoyed attending and following her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s many activities.
Delores will be deeply missed by her children, Michael (Sherry) Honts of Osage Beach, Missouri and Michelle (Gary) Rees of Crawfordsville; grandsons, Tyler (Mindi) Rees of Washington, Iowa, Sean (Laura) Honts of West Des Moines, Iowa, Ryan (Lisa) Rees of Winfield, Iowa and Evan (Lindsay) Honts of Winfield, Iowa and great grandchildren, Allison, Bailey and Blaine Rees, Kory Devereaux, Kelly and Keith Rees and Jameson and Lexie Honts
Delores was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 11, 2022, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Winfield. Immediately following the visitation, funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Sunrise Terrace activity fund or the Winfield Historical Society. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservice.com.
The family is very grateful for the caregivers and staff at Sunrise Terrace for their loving care for Delores over the past five years.