Iola Padding, 87, of Zeeland, died Thursday, March 15, 2017.
Iola was born July 7, 1929, to John and Ruth (Fox) Padding, in Zeeland, Michigan. She graduated from Zeeland High School and at the age of 18 started her career working for Zeeland Public Schools. She worked in the office at Zeeland High for several years and the last 10 years of her career in the administration office. Iola retired in 1992. Iola was a lifelong member of First Christian Reformed Church of Zeeland. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother and sister-in-law Floyd "Pat" and Dorothy Padding, sisters-in-law: Virginia (Vern) Padding in 1963, Elaine (Vern) Padding in 2011.
She is survived by her brothers: Orrin and Elaine Padding of Zeeland, LaVerne Padding of Zeeland, nieces and nephews: Pam Padding, Sue and Fred Konynenbelt, Jeff and Sheri Padding, Vicki and Bob Elzinga, Michelle Perdok, Julie and Randy Tallman; 15 great-nieces/nephews, 9 great-great-nieces/nephews.
A service to honor the faith and life of Iola Padding will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, at Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland. The Rev. Bernard Mulder will officiate. Visitation will be 2:00-5:00 pm Sunday, at the funeral home. Private interment will be in Zeeland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First CRC-Zeeland or the Zeeland Education Foundation.