Zetta Rae Stock, 88, entered into eternal rest on January, 1, 2020 at home. A visitation will be held at the Killduff United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. A memorial service will be held at Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care (107 N. Main St.) in Baxter on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Restland Cemetery in Baxter, Iowa.
Zetta was the first daughter born to Charley James "CJ" and Hazel Mae (Beals) Butler on January 20, 1931. She was welcomed into the family by two older brothers, Max and Rex, and she would welcome a baby sister Jena Mae into the family a couple of years later. She attended the Baxter Community Schools graduating with the class of 1949. On June 3rd, 1950 she entered into marriage with Eugene Myron Stock. To this union four boys were born: Kyle, Kirk, Kelly, and Kent. Zetta was a homemaker until 1969 when she went to work at Thomberts and then One-Minute later known as Smith and Jones Factory in Kellogg, IA. She retired after 25 years in 1994. She held part-time jobs with Maytag Cheese Farms, and Rock Communication.
Zetta was a member of the Killduff United Methodist Church, Richland Grange, Jasper County Historical Museum, Jasper County Genealogical Society, Jasper County Cemetery Association, Kellogg Museum, and the Lynnville Historical Society. Zetta had a knack for genealogy, producing volumes of history on the Butler/Beals side of the family.
Among the many friends and acquaintances she has made over the years she leaves behind her family of four sons and their families: Kyle Stock of Oskaloosa, IA and his family Ryan (Alisha) Stock and their children Hailey (Kenny) and daughter Kennly, Tyler Stock; Jason Stock and daughter Georgie; Eric Stock and children Ashley, Nate, Chance, and Aidan; Kirk (Bulah) Stock of Conway, AR and his family Erika (Brad) Harlan and their children Wyatt Bradshaw, and Garrett Bradshaw; Kolby (April) Stock and their children Klara Belle , Kyson and Kort Stock; Kelly (Kim) Stock of Visalia, CA and his family Kayla (Lance) Van Grouw, and Kolin Stock; and Kent Stock of Kellogg, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene in 1985, brothers Max and Rex, and sister Jena Mae.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Killduff United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank the Mercy Hospice Team for their care. Special thanks to Kalie Winningham , Jana Snodgrass, and Bulah Stock for the love and care they showed our mother the last couple of months.
Fredregill Funeral & Cremation care in Baxter has been entrusted with the care of Zetta Rae and her family.
You will be greatly missed, fly high with your new angel wings. I have so many wonderful memories. Prayers to all of your family.
Zetta Rae was my dad's cousin - she was such a fireball and loved life to the fullest. She loved her farm, her boys and her grandchildren. I will miss her sense of humor, smile and her pies. She made the best pies. God Speed Zetta Rae.
p.s. I've attached a few pictures taken over the years of Zetta's zest for life.
Zetta Rae loving life - even in her 80's she was riding motorcycles and trying crab legs.
Our prayers and sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Zetta Stock.
Condolences to all the family... we loved Zetta Rae very much and will miss her dearly.
Thinking of all of you in your time of sorrow, Worked with Zetta Rae and Eugene at the Kellogg factory.
Sorry for you guys, I remember Zetta and my mom Elna being good friends. Thinking of you all.
My condolences to the family and friends of Zetta Rae.
I got acquainted with her about five years ago, when my cousin Jack had her over for dinner (she was his aunt). It turned out that Zetta had been friends with my mom and aunt when they were all teens, which I hadn't known. She told me about riding the train to Marshalltown to visit them and go shopping, or how they'd take the train to Baxter to see their grandma ("Granny"--Glennavere (Castor) Cross), but also spend time with her.
I enjoyed all of her stories, especially because my mom died when I was 15. Because of Zetta's stories, I could picture my mom at a time of her life that I never knew of.
I'm thankful to have met her. She was a sweetheart.
May she rest in peace.
Kirk, Kyle, Kelly and Kent seeing this made me so sad. Loved your mom!!! Hugs and prayers to all of you
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