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Dewitt “Bud” Sones

Dewitt  E. “Bud”  Sones, 85, of Cherokee, Iowa and formerly of Quimby, Iowa, passed away suddenly on Friday evening, October 12, 2018 in the Cherokee Specialty Care.

Memorial services were held on Wednesday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa. Pastor Barb Dinelli officiated.

Burial of the cremains was in the Quimby Cemetery. Online condolences can be left at

Bud was born on November 2, 1932 on a farm in Silver Township, Cherokee County, Iowa to George & Cora (Wright) Sones. He attended Quimby Consolidated Schools.

He served in the United States Navy for four months, until being honorably discharged because of a vision issue.

He was married to Luella Sexton on March 28, 1953 at Spencer, Iowa. He and his wife operated the Tall Corn Inn in Quimby for several years, retiring in 1980.

Bud enjoyed fishing, traveling, gardening, and visiting with family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Luella on December 4, 2010; a sister, Averil Dodge; and two brothers, D.A. Sones, and Doyle Sones.

He is survived by his two sons: Gene W. Sones of Dawson, Texas and Steve (Linda) Sones of Quimby, Iowa; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren: Jennifer (Wade) Stevens and their daughter Kenna of Aurelia, Iowa; Shana (Jason) Jumpier and their daughter Riley of Burleson, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

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