Iva Renee Prouse was born April 9, 1965 in Attica, Kansas, the only daughter born to Herbert Leroy and Edythe Irene (Hall) Prouse. She grew up on the family farm northeast of Anthony, Kansas.
For 35 years, Iva had been a part of the Futures fold, receiving case management, residential and day services. She was always outwardly expressive of her appreciation to staff.
Iva was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church of Wellington and loved attending church. She enjoyed dance and music, especially KISS. She was sassy and liked to laugh, an all around cheerful woman, although those who could coax the biggest smiles out of Iva seemed to be the male variety! Many will take comfort in the fact that Iva and her very best friend, Jane Baker, have now been reunited since Jane's passing last year.
On September 17, 2019, Iva passed away at her home in Wellington at the age of 54 years. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Iva is survived by extended family members and will be deeply missed by the caring and loving staff of Futures Unlimited.
Memorial service will be held 10:00 a.m. October 1, 2019 at the Freewill Baptist Church in Wellington, Kansas. A reception will follow the service. Burial will take place at Forest Park Cemetery in Anthony, Kansas, following the reception.
Memorials in memory of Iva may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church or to Futures Unlimited and may be sent in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003. www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com