April 12, 2013


DEC. 14, 1917 — APRIL 10, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald

BARNES CITY — Nina M. Current, 95, of Barnes City, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa. 

She was born Dec. 14, 1917, near Montezuma, the daughter of John and Effie Tolles McKee. On Dec. 10, 1934, she was united in marriage to Perry Current in Oskaloosa; Perry died Feb. 12, 1990. Together they farmed near Montezuma, then Eddyville, and lastly in the New Sharon and Barnes City area for many years. She was a baptized member of the Regular Baptist Church in Montezuma. She was also a member of the Farm Bureau. Nina loved to dance. She enjoyed tending to her flower gardens, camping, playing games, watching rodeos and traveling.

Her family includes her five children and their spouses, Marvin and Joyce Current, of Oskaloosa, Jerry and LeAnn Current, of New Sharon, Sharon and Jerry Thompson, of Oskaloosa, Larry and Betty Current, of Oskaloosa, and Cheryle and Dave Maudlin, of Barnes City; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Inez Wells, of Newton; many nieces and nephews; and a very close friend, Lester Thompson, of Montezuma

In addition to her husband, Nina was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson: Larry Thompson; a daughter-in-law: Sheryl Current; a sister: Elsie Agnew; and 2 brothers-in-law: Carl Wells and Cecil Agnew.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with the Rev. Dr. Douglas Smiley officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery at New Sharon. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. Friday in the Bates Funeral Chapel with the family present at the funeral chapel Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Iowa Hospice.

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