Miriam Nette Heerman Lamb, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on January 8, 2013, at St. Luke’s Living Center West. Born March 15, 1919, in Peoria, IL she was married on October 27, 1933, to Henry Hoyt Lamb. He preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Lamb Yarrington of Cedar Rapids; a son, Robert G. Lamb and his wife Katharine of Davenport: granddaughters Suzanne Yarrington Coleman (Michael) Cedar Rapids and Sarah Lamb Wietecki (Dave) Eagan, MN; and four great grandchildren;
Miriam was also preceded in death by a sister, Venetia Neerman; brothers Venn Heerman and George Heerman; her parents, George G. Heerman and Amelia Burke Heerman, and her son-in-law, Donald W. Yarrington.
Miriam and her husband raised their family in La Porte City. After the death of her husband, she moved to Illinois and Cedar Rapids, to be with her daughters’ family.
During her lifetime Miriam participated in many activities. She was a Sunday school teacher, a soloist in the church choir, a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and a Girl Scout leader. She loved animals and rescued many dogs and was a horse owner and rider. She spent much of her time bowling, golfing, and playing bridge. She was an avid Hawkeye fan.
A funeral service was held at Cedar Memorial West Side Chapel, Cedar Rapids, on January 12, with interment at West View Cemetery, La Porte City.
Memorials may be made to the Cedar Valley Humane Society 7411 Mt. Vernon Road, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403