Imogene Peacock

Written by Theresa Rose on September 7, 2016

Imogene Peacock, 79 of Douds died at 12:26 A.M. Tuesday September 6, 2016 at Bloomfield Care Center, where she had resided since March 9, 2015.  She was born September 11, 1936 in the Oak Grove neighborhood east of Douds to Lester V. and Erma Pool Hootman, grew up in the Oak Grove area and graduated from Birmingham High School and Parsons College, Fairfield.  Imogene married Wendell W. Peacock May 29, 1960 in Oak Grove Church. He died January 2, 2016.  They lived their married life in Douds.  She taught elementary grades in a rural Keosauqua country school and in Douds and Stockport centers of Van Buren Community Schools, retiring in 1992.

Imogene was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Douds which she had served as Sunday School Superintendent, the Iowa and National Education Associations, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Van Buren County Retired Teachers Association and served on the board of White Chapel Cemetery east of Douds.

Remaining to cherish her memory are a daughter, Karoline Thornsberry (David) of Douds, four grandchildren, Ryan Thornsberry of Cantril, and Sarah, Taylor and Zane Thornsberry at home and a brother, Wayne Hootman (Diana) of rural Douds.  In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dennis and Darrell Hootman and a sister, Juanita Hootman.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday September 10, 2016 in Christ United Methodist Church, Douds with Rev. Herb Shafer officiating.  Visitation will be open from 4-6 P.M. Friday at Pedrick Funeral Home, Douds.  The family will receive friends 10-11 A.M. Saturday at the church prior to the service.  Memorials to Oak Grove Church and School restoration or Van Buren Elementary School Library may be left at the funeral home or church or mailed to the family at P.O. Box 38, Douds, IA 52551.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling arrangements