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Nora Sayles Easter

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Nora Sayles Easter went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 16, 2022.

Nora Jean Sayles Easter was born on May 16, 1937, in Perry, Iowa, to Albert Carl and Eva Irene (Crannell) Menz. She graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1955. She was united in marriage to Art Sayles on June 2, 1957. Nora held many jobs including babysitting many children over the years and she worked as a cook at the Perry Lutheran Home. Her favorite job and one she was known for was a baker at the Iowa Inn. There she was known around the State of Iowa for her very large cinnamon rolls and her pies.

She was a member of the Perry Bible Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, baking, attending church, and being with family and friends. Nora especially loved being with her grandchildren. Her face would light up when she saw them coming.

In death she rejoins her parents, Albert and Eva Menz, sister, Verna Renfor, and brothers, Edward Menz and Marvin Menz.

Left to cherish Nora’s memory are her daughters, Kinda (Steve) Skea of Kansas, Karla (Jeff) Ruest of Michigan, and Kimberly Holcomb (Mike McCarty) of Ankeny, Iowa, sons Kevin Sayles of Churdan, Iowa, Keith Sayles of Gilbert, Iowa, and Kent (Nancy) Sayles of Grimes, Iowa. Nora has 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Grandchildren include Matthew and Andrew Skea, Cierra Tipton, Katie Dorsey, Brian and Sarah Sayles, Kristy Merignac, Brian Garcia, Kassie Munoz, Kianne Gonzalez, Colton and Chad Sayles and Quentin Mayes.

Nora also cherished her nieces and nephews.

Nora is survived by her husband of three years, Jim Easter.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the Perry Bible Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery rural Dallas Center, IA. Memorials will be given to Perry Bible Church and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Online condolences may be left at

Posted online on September 18, 2022

Published in Perry Chief

Service Information


Greenwood Cemetery Rural Dallas Center, IA


Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care 1721 Park St. Perry, IA 50220
September 19, 2022 at 4:00 PM - 7:00 AM


Perry Bible Church Hwy 141 & 12th St. Perry, IA 50220
September 20, 2022 at 10:00 AM