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Iva Mae Pinkston, 68, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, in Lebanon.

She was born Sept. 18, 1954, in Calico Rock, Ark. to Griffie Acklin and Dovie Crawford Acklin.

Iva was raised in Arkansas and married Charles Pinkston on July 27, 1974. They moved to Yates City, Kan. in 1978 where Iva worked as a nurse’s aide. The couple stayed busy, as together they raised eight children. In the late 1980s the family moved to Lebanon and Iva worked at H.D. Lee for awhile. She was also a member of Union Mission Church.

Iva was a very giving and caring person. She opened up her home to so many family and friends. She volunteered often and gave food to the Free Store. She also enjoyed having bake sales to benefit others. Iva also was good at craft projects and enjoyed doing crafts for herself as well as giving to others. She also enjoyed going to yard sales, redecorating and painting. But above all, Iva enjoyed being with her grandchildren. They made her eyes light up and her heart full.

Iva was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Charles Pinkston in 2016; her children, Stacy Wilson, Travis Spence and James Larger; a grandson, Lane Wilson, and several siblings.

She is survived by five children, Janet Gregory and her fiance’ Calvin Sorrells Sr. of Lebanon; Kindle Pinkston and his wife Holly of Stoutland; Paul Pinkston and his wife Jennifer, Dovie Pinkston and David Larger and his fiance’ Stephanie Karns, all of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Brooklyn Gregory, Tony Gould, Nora Pinkston, Lilly Pinkston, Tristian Wilson, Braylee Wilson and Christian Hall; her siblings, Francis Moody of Lebanon, and Gary Acklin of Arkansas, and a number of great-nieces, nephews and friends.

All services are private. under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.