Lelia Mae Pentzer

Lelia Mae Pentzer, 79, of Cresco, IA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Evans Memorial Home of Cresco.

Lelia Mae Pentzer, 79, of Cresco, IA, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Evans Memorial Home of Cresco. There are no memorial services scheduled at this time.

Lelia Pentzer was born on March 12, 1941, to Harlan and Cathelyn (Lloyd) Pentzer in Pasadena, California. Lelia’s early years were spent in California, she graduated from Pasadena High School in 1959. Lelia married Lloyd McCoy in 1959 in LA County. To this union, 4 children were born, Debra, Barbara, Floyd, and Lloyd. Lelia and Lloyd later divorced in 1970, and Lloyd died in 1997.

Lelia spent her years working as a teacher’s aide, and as a candy striper. She held a special place in her heart for cats. She also loved to volunteer for many organizations, as well as volunteering for the snack bar at little league games when her children were growing up. Lelia was part of the choir at her church in Pasadena, and she played the piano as well. She enjoyed baking and liked to make cookies and other desserts. Lelia was a gifted seamstress. She would sew, crochet, and knit for her family. She would follow patterns for outfits for her children, knit and crochet blankets, and made all of her children’s Halloween costumes as they grew up.

Lelia is survived by her children Debra McCoy of Kingman, CA, Barbara McCoy of Cresco, IA, Floyd McCoy of Victorville, CA, and Lloyd McCoy of Golden Valley AZ, grandchildren Monique Monarque, Phillip Monarque Jr., Patrick Siko, Curtis Siko Jr., John Siko, Kathrine McCoy, Daniel McCoy, Sara McCoy, and Steve Oden, great grandchildren Jose Guzman, Anguel Guzman, Karina Guzman, Abigail Perez, Magdelina Perez, Christina Perez, Phillip Monarque III, Isabel Monargue, Oryan Siko, Daniel Siko, Mylie Siko, Jordan Siko, Paul Siko, Olivia Siko, Owen Siko, Anthony Siko, Aryes Siko, Tristan McCoy, Liam Johnson, Mia Purneda, Nora Purneda, John Vallejo, Sophia Vallejo, Alex Vallejo, Isaih Vallejo, Shelby McCoy, and Dusty McCoy, great-great grandchildren Aliya Guzman, Zeriah Guzman, Larenzo Monarque, and two on the way due in June and August, brother Tom (Deanna) Pentzer of Tumwater, WA, niece Julie Olson, and great niece Erika Olson.

Lelia was preceded in death by her parents.

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