Alice Whetstone Soults

Honored by:Marion R. Soults
Brick location:PAVER:31  map

As the oldest of eight Whetstone children (seven girls), Alice was the first to
attend Iowa State University. Although economic times were difficult, the
tuition fees were found and after three years’ time, Alice graduated in 1929,
receiving a BS degree in Home Economics Education. She taught home economics in Eddyville, Iowa until her marriage to Marion R. Soults in 1933. Marion completed his BS in Animal Husbandry at ISU in 1934. After living in Algona and Bedford, Iowa for a short time, they moved to a Whetstone family farm near Adair, Iowa in 1936. ISU became a family tradition when their three children graduated from Iowa State! Robert ("Bud"), with a BS in Agronomy, 1958; Jeanne, a BS in English and Speech, 1962; and Maurene, a BS in Home Economics Education, 1963.

Alice lived at Adair until her death in 1984. She was an active community leader, volunteering in school, 4-H, and church activities throughout her lifetime. She returned to teaching at Adair-Casey High School from 1964-1967. She valued her own education highly, and by example, helped others develop a lifelong interest in learning.

Submitted on 7/1/96

Paver Inscription:

"Iowa State Alumnae
In Family Of
Charles And Nellie Whetstone
Casey, Iowa
Alice Whetson Soults
Ester Whetstone
Marie Whetstone Rietz
Ferne Whetstone Felton
Lois Whetstone Foot
Ann Walters Harrison
Jeanne Soults Lutze
Maurene Soults Kleven"