Rosalea “Rhody” Pech, 85, of Lamont, entered into her eternal rest Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 10, 2020 at Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence.

Private Funeral Service was held at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop Rev. Scott Hall officiated.

Public visitation was held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 at the funeral home.

Interment: Campton Cemetery, Lamont.

Rosalea Alice Davidson was born Dec. 31, 1934 in Lamont, the daughter of Martin “Hap” and Erma (Popham) Davidson. She graduated from Lamont High School in the class of 1952. Rhody was united in marriage to Donald James Pech, Aug. 3, 1952 in Port Hueneme, Calif. They lived in California for two years while Don served in the Marines. Don and Rhody returned to Iowa in 1957 and settled in Winthrop.

In 1997, they moved to Rhody’s family farm north of Lamont where she operated Aunt Rhody’s Crafts and Antiques. Rhody enjoyed Aunt Rhody’s, gardening, crafts, antiques, folk art and her family and friends.

Rhody is survived by her son, James Pech (Ron Hankins) of Polk City; two grandchildren, Mahalie Stackpole (Matthew Bollen), of Seattle, Wash. and James Pech, of Seattle Wash.; three great-grandchildren: Mahalie Stackpole, Jr., Paloma Bray Pech and Nova Pech; sister, Kristy Davidson of Houston, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Charles Pech of Lamont and Edward (Sherry) Pech of Iowa City; two sisters-in-law, Binky Davidson, of Spring, Texas and Shirley Hardin of Lubbock, Texas; and cherished nieces and nephews.

Rhody is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don on April 25, 2012; son, Donald J. Pech, II; granddaughter, Katie Pech; brother, Merle “Sonny” Davidson; brother-in-law, Donald Hardin; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Pech and Joyce Glass and her parents-in-law, Albert and Freda Pech.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established for the Lamont American Legion & Auxiliary and The Common Grounds.

Condolences may be directed to: Jimmer Pech, 1505 Tournament Club Way, Polk City, Iowa 50226.

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