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Lana Jannell Zerby

September 20, 1954 — August 8, 2016

Lana Jannell Zerby age 61 formerly of Stockport, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016 at University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, Iowa City, IA.

Visitation for family and friends will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Monday, August 15, 2016 at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Nathan Chaplin officiating. Burial will be at Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, IA.

Memorials can be made to the family. Cards and memorials can be mailed to: Brian Owens, 215 Knox Street, Stockport, Iowa 52651

Lana was born September 20, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, IA to the late Bernard Witful Owens and Wanda Alberta Woods Owens Wieneke. August 28, 1996 after nearly 16 years of cohabitation Larry Dean Zerby and Lana were united in marriage in Winchester, VA.
He passed away November 29, 2015.

Lana graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1973. She lived in Mt. Pleasant until 1980 at which time she moved to Pennsylvania and settled in New Columbia, PA for several years. In 2002 she moved back to Iowa and settled in Centerville, 2005 moved to Douds, 2006 moved to Stockport and June 2016 moved to Burlington, IA.

Lana worked at A&W Drive -In in Mt. Pleasant from 1970 – 1974, 1974 to 1980 she worked at Heatilator Fireplaces in Mt. Pleasant. From 1980-2002 she was employed by BBA Non-Wovens (formerly known as International Paper Company in Lewisburg, PA. In 2004 Lana graduated from Indian Hills College where she studied administrative assistant and accounting and was on the Dean’s List. She attended the Stockport Christian Church in Stockport, IA. Lana loved animals especially horses and dogs. She loved the outdoors, reading, playing cards, shooting pool, spending time on computer, Christian activities, serving the Lord and spending time with the people she loved.

Lana is survived by three step children, Michael (Bonnie) Zerby of Milton, PA; Michele Mowery of Williamsport, PA and James Zerby of Bloomsburg, PA; 7 beautiful grandchildren, Jesica, Andy, Cody, Brent, Julia, Kayla and Oksana all of PA; sister-in-law, Linda D Owens; one uncle, Larry Crill of Mt. Pleasant, IA; many nieces, nephews and several cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step father Earl (Jack) Wieneke; her husband; two brothers, Gary Witful Owens and Dennis Keith Owens; niece, Lisa Jean; and all her grandparents.

On-line condolences can be made to the family at:


Sunday, August 14, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

Funeral Service

Monday, August 15, 2016
10:00 AM

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory
203 S. Main
Fairfield, Iowa 52556

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