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Alice Kovar, age 84, of Braddyville, Iowa, entered into peace Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at her home in rural Braddyville, Iowa following a lengthy battle with cancer. No services will be held. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, College Springs, Iowa. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa.

Alice Kovar, 84, loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother entered into peace on April 4, 2012 at her home in rural Braddyville, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim. Alice was the youngest of eight children, born in South Omaha, Nebraska on February 23, 1928 to Martin and Agnes Kohlbek. She attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Omaha as a young girl and graduated from Omaha South High. After graduating, she worked at Brandeis Department Store where she met her husband, Jim Kovar after his four year tour in the army. They were united in marriage on July 10, 1948. They were blessed with four children, David, Michael, Robert and Carol.

Alice helped her husband operate a gas station and café in Union, Nebraska until 1965 when they move to their farm by Braddyville, Iowa. She then worked as a homemaker and nurses' aide for Vesta Reed for fourteen years. Alice enjoyed all her children and said many times that she had four of the best kids. She loved the outdoors and taking care of her flowers and yard.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, David Kovar of Braddyville, Iowa, Michael Kovar of Clarinda, Iowa, Robert Kovar and wife Gail of Excelsior Springs, Missouri and Carol Tompkins and husband Sam of Excelsior Springs, Missouri; sister, Ann Hofshier of Seaside, California; eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Alice will be greatly missed by her family and friends
but her memory will live on in their hearts.
May God grant comfort and peace to those who mourn her passing.