Iva was a 1954 graduate of Ellis High School. She was united in marriage to Leslie Eugene (Gene) Triplett on August 11, 1955 in WaKeeney, KS. They were married 43 years.
Iva worked as a laundry worker in Ransom, KS until the family moved to WaKeeney, KS in 1983. She then worked at the WaKeeney Hospital as a Certified Nurses Aide and Physical Therapy Aide until her retirement. She enjoyed gardening, puzzles and spending time with her family.
Iva was preceded in death by her father and mother Jacob and Ella Massier, her husband Gene Triplett and son Rick Triplett. She is survived by her four daughters, Debbie Schmale (Roger) of Salina, KS, Sandy Bostick and Karla Ghumm (Michael) of WaKeeney, KS and Dara Noll (Kip) Ness City, KS; ten grandchildren, Chanda Lunn, Chrissy Delimont, Sonya Lovesee, Tyson Triplett, Chelsea Dail, Matt Noll, Josh, Cody, Cameron and Devon Ghumm; fourteen great-grandchildren, Torrance, Taytum,and Tinley Lovesee, Rylee,Ansley,Breyer and Harper Delimont, Hudson and Walker Lynn, Addison and Josiah Lopez, Landyn Dail, Brantleigh and Briggs Ghumm; sister Betty Cain; and daughter-in-law, Korene Triplett.
Memorial service will be held 10:30am July 23, 2019 at Schmitt Funeral Home WaKeeney. Pastor Randy Gibbs of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will be officiating. Cremation has been chosen.
The family will receive friends the day of service, from 9am – 10am.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association in care of Schmitt Funeral Home, 336 N. 12th WaKeeney, KS 67672.