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90th Birthday Card Shower

Posted December 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

Family members of Ramona Small Govig suggest a card shower in honor of her 90th birthday on Monday, December 24.

Ramona was born and raised in Akron, with several friends and relatives still in the area. She currently lives at Heritage House, a retirement facility in southwest Iowa, and is active with many activities there.

Birthday greetings may be sent to Ramona Govig, 1200 Brookridge Circle, #206, Atlantic IA 50022.

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