Rock Valley, IA: Cornelia "Kay" De Vos, 83, of Rock Valley, Iowa, died Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Good Samaritan Society in George, Iowa. Inurnment will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Valley View Cemetery of Rock Valley. A celebration of Kay's life will follow at 11:00 AM at Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley. Family will greet friends during a luncheon after the service. Porter Funeral Home of Rock Valley is assisting the family with arrangements.
Cornelia “Kay” De Vos, daughter of Cornelius and Alice (Evink) Van Dyke, was born July 16, 1938, at Rock Valley, Iowa. Kay was united in marriage with Edwin De Vos on January 20, 1955, at Ireton, Iowa. To this union five children were born. Kay and Edwin were also foster parents to 52 children.
Kay enjoyed camping, Bingo, and doing word search puzzles. She had many jobs ranging from a cook to taking care of others. Kay was a member of Faith Reformed Church of Rock Valley and attended the Lighthouse. She went home to her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 30, 2022.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her children, Brenda Mauthe, Allen (Cindy) De Vos, and Walter (Laura) De Vos; 6 grandchildren, Derick (Roberta) Mauthe, Jeremy (Christina) Mauthe, Dustin (Jess) De Vos, Casey (Jeremy) Samples, Riley (Lance) Mars, and Ryan De Vos; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Alice Jane; many nieces and nephews; and members of the Lighthouse.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cornelius and Alice; husband, Edwin; daughter, Mary Lynn; son, Edwin Wayne; son-in-law, Brad Mauthe; 3 brothers; and 4 sisters.