Viola Jean (Rottink) Sayles

April 17, 1936 - August 23, 2017

Viola Jean (Rottink) Sayles, 81, passed away August 23, 2017 in Yuma, Arizona.

Viola was born April 17, 1936 to Paul A. and Florence Susan (Hinders) Rottink.

She graduated from McIntire High School in 1955. She got her Masters Degree from Berkley in California.

She devoted almost 50 years to teaching in the Iowa and California school systems.

Teaching was her passion.

Viola traveled world wide during the summer months with fellow teachers and friends.

On retirement, she returned to Osage, Ia. She lived 3 years in Osage and moved to Yuma, Az., where she lived for the biggest part of the year. She returned to Iowa every summer to see family and work in her flower garden.

Viola is survived by her two sisters, Marjorie (Richard) Schultz, Riceville, Ia. and Pauline (Danny) Froman, Kansas City, Mo. Numerous nieces, nephews, her dog Lucy, good friends and neighbors, and ex-husband Gary.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, John and Leroy Rottink of Riceville.

The family suggests buying a children's book and donating to your local library in her memory in lieu of any memorials. Viola will be laid to rest beside her parents at the Lynnwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Ia. at a later date.

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