Bazetta Jane (Reints) Kew, 80, of Sheffield, Iowa, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020, at the Sheffield Care Center. She was born on May 13, 1940, in a house near Ackley, to John and Susie (Nevenhoven) Reints.
Bazetta grew up and attended school in Ackley. She loved telling people about her being from Ackley and how her dad was the chief of police in Ackley from the 1950's to early 60's, before he passed away. Bazetta would always attend Ackley Sauerkraut Days, parades in Ackley, as well as parades in surrounding towns.
Bazetta met John Kew at the skating rink in Iowa Falls. They were married on December 16, 1960, in Ackley and found their home on a farm near Chapin. She worked as a telephone operator before and after her and John were married and until their children were born. This union brought two boys John Jr. and Craig.
Bazetta enjoyed gardening and garden decorations. She had over 150 plants in her greenhouse room. Bazetta also enjoyed crocheting blankets, working on puzzles and word find books, and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
Bazetta is survived by her son John Jr. (Joni) Kew of Hampton, son Craig Kew of Sheffield, grandchildren Brandon (Amanda) Kew of Omaha, Nebraska, Chris Kew of Chicago, Illinois, John Paul Kew III (fiancé Haley Mallo) of Hampton, Jacob (Cindy) Kew of Dysart, Ashley (Tanner) Davis of Maxwell and Josh Kew (girlfriend Hannah) of Hampton, great-granddaughters Olive and Oaklynn Davis and Ivy Kew, sister Jo (Al) LaMar of Iowa Falls, brother-in-law Melvin Kew of Hampton, sister-in-law Wanda Miller of Hampton, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents John and Susie Reints, husband John Kew in March of 2020, brother Roger Reints, brothers-in-law Frank Kew, Marlo Kew, Ward Miller, Bob Drew and Bob Santee, and sisters-in-law Elizabeth Kew, Elaine Kew and Viola Reints.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at Zion Reformed Church in rural Sheffield. A time of viewing will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., prior to the service at the church. Due to COVID-19, those in attendance will be required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing at all times. A private family burial will take place in the Hampton Cemetery. The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Hampton is assisting Bazetta's family.
Friends and family will also have the opportunity to join Bazetta's service virtually via "Zoom" on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. To join the Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 367 013 3488
Cards of condolences or memorials to Bazetta's family may be mailed to Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home, PO Box 403, Hampton, IA, 50441.
Deepest sympathy to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Shannon & Bill Bliss
Our deepest sympathy to the family. John's cousin Laurene Bobst Stump, Mesa, Arizona.
Sheffield, Iowa 50475
Sheffield, Iowa 50475
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