In Memory of

John S Honeyman

January 2, 1979 - May 26, 2020
From: Gilmore City, IA | Originally: Farnhamville, IA

Gilmore City - John Stuart Honeyman 41, formerly of Farnhamville, was called home to heaven on May 26, 2020, following an accidental fall in his home at Gilmore City, Iowa.  A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie.  A Celebration of Gratitude for John’s life will be held on 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the First United Church, Farnhamville, with Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt officiating.  Due to Corona Virus restrictions this service is limited to family members and invited friends. The committal service, which will be open to all, will follow at Reading Township Cemetery in rural Farnhamville.  The use of face masks and social distancing is requested.

     John Stuart Honeyman was born January 2, 1979 at St. Joseph, Missouri.  He grew up in Farnhamville.  John was educated at Cedar Valley/Prairie Valley Schools. He is a lifelong follower of Jesus Christ, his beloved Savior.  John confirmed his faith in 1993 at First United Church, under the spiritual leadership of his trusted friend and confidant, Pastor David L. Kruse.  John worked at several jobs throughout his adult life including setting up for concerts in Omaha, NE, working at a casino in Council Bluffs, serving as an overnight counselor and friend at Rabiner’s Boys Ranch, and retail sales in Fort Dodge.  His charming smile and easy laughter made him a convincing salesman for the majority of his working years.   He married Melissa Inman of Rolfe in 2006.  They were blessed with two children, Theoden Nomar (Tian) and Willow Lynne.  The couple later divorced.   John loved people.  He was blessed with the gift of making others feel comfortable in his presence.  His keen wit brought lots of laughter to everyone he met.  John’s many friends knew unquestioningly that he “had their backs.”  John considered friendship to be a forever commitment.  He cherished his family and friends and nurtured them with phone calls and loving prayers.   Being a father was the greatest joy of his life; he loved his two children with his whole being.  He openly stated that they were the best parts of him, they made him proud every day.  His love for them guided his every decision. 

     John is survived by his two children, Tian and Willow of Rolfe; mother Marilyn (David) Jensen of Farnhamville,  father Fred (Rebecca) Honeyman of Emerson; sisters, Leah (Luis) Rosado of Pomeroy and Rachel (Eric) Bill of Des Moines; stepsiblings, Christopher Jensen of Waterloo; Jeremy (Lori)  Myers of Omaha, NE; Christy (Troy)  Arthur of Council Bluffs,  sister-in-law Margaret Kiefer of Washington DC;  grandmother Betty Honeyman of Omaha, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and devoted friends. 

     He was preceded in death by his stepbrother Michael Myers, who John considered to be a true brother; his grandparents, Cecille and Hazel Wax of Shenandoah; Ronald Honeyman of Emerson; Henry and Dorothy Jensen of Hubbard, C.R.(Dick) Hoselton of Hastings, and LaVerne Hoselton of Council Bluffs.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Celebration of Gratitude for John's Life
10:00 a.m. - Thursday
June 4, 2020
First United Church
Farnhamville, Iowa
**Due to Corona Virus Restrictions, this Service is limited to family members and invited friends.**
Rev. Dr. James H. Chesnutt
4:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Wednesday
June 3, 2020
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Reading Township Cemetery
Farnhamville, Iowa


Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:28 PM
“You have my deepest sympathies. You are all in my continued prayers.”
- Amanda (Adam) Johnson

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:16 AM
“May his memory be a blessing ❤”
- Rebecca J Prazak

Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 9:14 AM
“I met John when I dated Adam & even after him & I broke up, John never ended our friendship. Some of my best conversations were with him. I am going to miss him so much & am so sorry for your family's loss. You are in my thoughts & prayers”
- Katie Berning

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 5:39 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. May God comfort you during this saddened time of your life. God Bless you all. He is with our Savior now. ”
- Pat, Diane, Lily & Evy Daniels

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:25 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Treasure your time with John and your memories.”
- Sally Frotscher Peterson

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 12:25 PM
“So many fond childhood memories with John. My thoughts are with you all. ”
- Ben Jensen

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9:05 AM
“Prayers for all of your during this awful time. Rest in the Lord’s peace, and hope for His second coming, when John, and all of those we have lost, will be restored to perfection. Love you all.”
- Lindsay Cundiff

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 5:01 PM
“Marilyn, Dave, Leah and Rachel. So sorry to hear of the loss of your son and brother. Know my sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! ”
- Emilie Jenson

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 2:58 PM
“Marilyn and family, I am very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you.”
- Andrea Kuhn

Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 9:51 AM
“Marilyn and Family, so sorry to hear about John. Prayers to you.
Keeping you in our Prayers
Rick and Denise Thomas”
- Rick and Denise Thomas

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at 12:31 PM
“My prayers are with you all. 🙏🏻 My deepest sympathy. ”
- Shawna Seil Bedard

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3:42 PM
“Marilyn and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.”
- Vicki & Allen Johnson

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 8:41 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers and hugs sent to all of the family.”
- Rita Kennedy

Friday, May 29, 2020 at 6:37 AM
“It is with great sadness that I write my condolences to you all. Fred, Marilyn, David, and Rebecca I cannot imagine the heartache of loosing your son. To his children, I hope that you know how much your dad loved you. Rachel and Leah I know the heartache that comes with loosing a brother. I pray for God's grace and comfort to y'all as you lay John to rest and in the days to come.”
- Glenda Vissering West

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 8:07 PM
“My prayers and sympathy to your family. May God grant you peace.”
- Ruth Nellis

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:24 PM
“I’m so sorry, Uncle Fred and family. All our love and prayers for God to hold you and bring you comfort in each other.”
- Jacque Wirth

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM
“Marilyn, so very sorry to hear about your son! Prayers for your family!!”
- Don @ Donna Wolf

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 10:36 AM
“My thoughts are with your family. I will remember John fondly. ”
- Regina Suhrbier (Smith)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:35 AM
“So sorry to hear this . Our deepest sympathies to all your family. Sending prayers.”
- .Jean Birkland

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